Comrades of the Great War

Comrades of the Great War Member BadgeThe Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 as a non-political association to represent the rights of ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during The Great War 1914-1918. Comrades of The Great War is was one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated on Sunday 15 May 1921 to form The British Legion.

The Comrades of The Great War exhibition is an interesting collection of one of the more organised ex-service associations which the casual observer of the Legion History could almost see our own organisation based upon the badges in this exhibition.

Badge Manufacturers
Batty & Sons - Manchester
Thomas Fattorini  & Sons Bradford
J. R. Gaunt, London
J.W. Hood & Son - Southampton

Once again the British Legion Memorabilia Collectors Club  thanks Mrs Tracy Fowler and Bob Rankin for their generosity in allowing this part of their individual collections; the Comrades of The Great War badges to be displayed to a wider audience.



First published on the Royal British Legion in North Staffordshire's On-Line Museum Comrades of the Great War exhibition

April 2008 New this month Women's Auxiliary - J. R Gaunt London


Click on a Comrades of The Great War badges to enlarge them.

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Comrades of The Great War (1917) Official

Enamel Lapel Badge

J. R. Gaunt London

No.1684

25mm x 30mm