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Female Relatives Badges

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. 

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Reviewed 01 December 2021