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War related Civilian Badges Page 5

Vive La France (14 July)

WW1 Allies badge

Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

YMCA demobilisation badge

USA Sth West Pacific Area Civilian worker

2 different Red Cross badges

Serviceman's Parents & Wives Assoc (WW2)

Defence Production Stores Visitor

HMAS Sydney Lucky Horse-shoe Royal Victorian Aero Club Member

Royal Naval Friendly Union of Sailors Wives RAAF unofficial lapel badge

AIF Returned Soldiers Association of Western Australia (post WW1)

Assorted Returned Soldiers Association badges Photo by R Butler


Volunteers badge 

(29th Bn AIF?)

Australian Legion of Ex-Servicemen & Women

WW1 cross given to soldiers who volunteered, made of copper and enamel, measures 33 mm x 25 mm, made to be worn around the neck, reads "VOLUNTEERED FOR HOME AND EMPIRE". Reverse is impressed  "A.R.E. NOBLE ". Pte Archibald Richard Noble, service number 4865, is listed as being with the 29th Battalion during WW1; the 29th was a Victorian Battalion. Iíve never been able to find out who issued these crosses

Ex-Naval Men's Association of Tasmania

Tramway & Omnibus Sailors Soldiers & Airmen Association 1952 Vietnam Veterans Motor Cycle Club
Civilian War Emergency Aid Service (CAS) African War Veterans Association Qld

8th Light Horse AIF Regimental Association John Edmondson VC Memorial Club Liverpool

2nd 1st Machine Gun Battalion Association 

Brewarrina RSL

Women's Auxiliary of the Returned Sailors Soldiers & Airmens Imperial League of Australia (RSL)

Australian Comforts Fund, Ballarat Victoria; Trench Shop 1918

Red Cross Emergency Service

Broken Hill RSL Club badge

Associated with the service of Peace Officer George Henry Doxey, who was born in Derbyshire, England, in October 1904. Doxey emigrated to South Australia in 1923 as part of the 'Barwell Boys Scheme' for young apprentices. 

Owing to poor eyesight, he was rejected for active service in the Second World War, and instead became a Peace Officer, providing night time security at the Islington Railway Workshops (SA) from about 1942 until the end of the war. George Doxey died in Adelaide in May 1969.

Originally established in 1935, the Peace Officer Guard organization was set up as a section of the Commonwealth Investigation Branch (CIB), the first national (rather than State) police organisation. 

The Peace Officers provided personnel for the guarding of Commonwealth establishments, and were the first uniformed element of national law enforcement. In 1960, they combined with the plain clothed element, the Commonwealth Investigation Service, (CIS) to form the new Commonwealth Police, which in 1979 became the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

South Australian Peace Medal 1900

UK-Australia Victory horse shoe badge WW1


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