WW1 Silver War Badge

clip_image002Ancestry.co.uk have added another dataset to their Military Records Collection. This time it is documents recording the awarding of the Silver War Badge. The Ancestry website gives details of the badge …..

The Silver War Badge was one of World War I’s most distinguished awards. It was given to servicemen who were discharged with a serious wound or illness – they wore it at home so they wouldn’t be accused of not doing their duty.

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  1. Peter McDermott says:

    Hi Linda, I am not sure if you can expand on what I already know. My Grandfather was in the Durham Light Infantry in WW1 and was awarded the Silver Badge for wounds received. His name was Alfred James McDermott and appears in the Medal Rolls Index as a private 104409. He was married in 1917 and is shown in his wedding photo still holding a walking stick. His DOB was 23-4-1893. Anything would be appreciated. King regards. Peter McDermott, Nelson New Zealand.

  2. Peter McDermott says:

    Oops should have ticked this box

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