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Heart shaped sweetheart brooch c1942–45

Gifted to Edna Lyons by her husband, Corporal William Lyons, Royal Australian Air Force

 

Brooches of various designs—handmade ‘trench art’ and those acquired commercially—were commonly sent home to wives and girlfriends during both world wars. Men risking their lives far from home, no doubt, hoped the jewellery would ward off prospective suitors while they were away.  

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Reviewed 01 December 2021