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Old 12th January 2018, 22:58   #1
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Australia Female relative badge WW2

My son has found a medal similar to the one below. There is no name on the badge to say who it was issued to and or service number.


" In the Second World War there was only one badge issued to the nearest female relative of members of the RAN, the Australian Imperial Force (including members of the Australian Army Nursing Service), and the Royal Australian Air Force on active service abroad. Stars displayed on a bar suspended below the badge represented the number of relatives involved in the war effort. Authority for the issue of the badge in the Second World War was issued under AIF Order 200 dated 14 February 1941."


Is there anyway to find out as he would like to return it to family.

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Re: Australia Female relative badge WW2

Interesting gibbo.

I have one with one star which is a bit curious because one son was in the army and two were in the RAAF. The other son was a coast watcher in Fiji. I'm having trouble reading the number on the back of mine. It's tarnished on the right hand half.


I would suggest emails to Australia War Memorial and to Dept of Veteran Affairs and Australia National Maritime Museum since they have one in their collection.

http://collections.anmm.gov.au/people/3311

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Re: Australia Female relative badge WW2

Yep i will email them and see what they say.

The one Anthony found is in pretty rough condition which is why we found a photo of the above one to post rather than try to explain in writing what it looked like.

Also the one he found has the number A67033 on the back of it, i tried entering that number into the national archives on the off chance it might have been a service number but no luck.

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Re: Australia Female relative badge WW2

Yeah, the big question is does the record of those numbers with names survive?

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I will email them and post an update on here when i hear back from them.

I never knew those medals even existed until Anthony asked me to check it out for him. Mum hadnt heard of them neither.

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Re: Australia Female relative badge WW2

I've seen one with 4 stars. I'll have to ask. There might be two of them in this house.



http://www.defence.gov.au/Medals/Aus...dows-Badge.asp

http://www.defence.gov.au/Medals/Aus...tive-Badge.asp

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Re: Australia Female relative badge WW2

Hey Dave, there might be a register for them badges. I will contact them and see what they have to say.

Series MT1384/2 comprises 157 items in 199 volumes of registers of issued medals and badges. The types of registers include:

Mothers’ and Widows’ Badge 1914/1918; 1939/1945 (1916-1925; 1939-1948 )

Female Relatives’ Badge 1914/1918; 1939/1945 (1914-1918; 1939-1946)

Returned from Active Service Badge 1939/1945 (1939-1951)

General Service Badge 1939/1945

etc etc

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...es_no=MT1384/2

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Email sent so now just sit and wait

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Re: Australia Female relative badge WW2

NAA got back to me and sent me a link for the online records of medals issued to wives and mothers.

Found ours, his name was Leslie John Bunting and his mother was issued the medal. Her name was M E Bunting and lived at Felgua in QLD [via Tully]

On Leslie's military records his father's name was John. Leslie was born the end of 1918 so not in the birth records for get mother's name. He was still alive in 1963 cause he applied for Repat. benefits

I found a death for a Margaret Edith Bunting but not been able as yet to confirm its the lady who was issued the badge.

QLD death index
1982 54628 Margaret Edith Bunting ... Charles Fredrick Alexander Florence Violet Cutten

Margaret died in Charters Towers in 1982.

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Re: Australia Female relative badge WW2

That's good news gibbo.

The next bit will be harder.

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