For the Women of Australia 1917–18
Royal Australian Navy
To women of Australia: For duty done 1917–18
Australian Imperial Force
The Royal Australian Navy and Army issued these badges to the closest female relative of men serving overseas—usually a wife, or, for the unmarried, mother. The badges were an acknowledgment of the sacrifice the women were making and a call to other women to relinquish their own men to the war effort.
SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE COLLECTION
Reviewed 07 February 2022