badge; "On War Service"

Grant, JR & Son Ltd
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Pin badge in the form of a crown over a shied containing three cannons. It has a blue enamel border with white centre. "ON WAR SERVICE/ 1915".

These badges were issued to civilians during the First World War to indicate that they were doing important war work. Several were officially produced and distributed (such as this one) others were produced privately. They were produced as before conscription in 1916 it was assumed that men not working were avoiding joining up. These badges were worn to show they were doing their duty. They were issues to munitions and dock workers.
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Signature & date
enamelling:front:"ON WAR SERVICE/ 1915"
moulding:back:"J.R. GRANT & SON LTD. 79185"
Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 4.1cm (L 1 5/8")
Dimensions:0 - Whole:W 2.5cm (W 1")
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