I always find old badges like these sad. I wonder who the fellow was. Was the badge made because he was off at war or because he would not be coming home ?
I think I have posted earlier a picture of a Kookaburra War Widows badge. I have had a few of them over the years, but they have all been bigger than this one. I wonder if they started making them smaller because they had to make so many once the AIF moved to the killing fields of France. The number on the back is Q4523. Which would mean I guess this is 4523 badge like this issued in Queensland to war widows. And to put that number in even more context I imagine the great number of war dead were sons rather than husbands.
These badges will be going up on ebay tonight.