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Does anyone know how many Silver War Badges were awarded to female recipients in the First World War?

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HarryBettsMCDCM
Does anyone know how many Silver War Badges were awarded to female recipients in the First World War?

I believe the OMRS Journal carried an article on this subject around 10~12 Years ago?

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Ed Matthews

Yes, there was an article in the Spring 1995 edition of the OMRS journal but no mention was made of the number issued to female recipients.

I can only add that eligibility for the award of an SWB was only extended to women (i.e. Nurses, VAD, QMAAC etc) by AO291 of 1918.

Ed

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aeroraider

Thanks for the information. I have checked the relevant issue of the OMRS Journal. If anyone should know of any other sources, let me know.

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Ed Matthews

Further to my earlier reply, I can now confirm the following (from some old correspondence!):-

* there are three SWB volumes, one for QAIMNS and TFNS, one for QMAAC and one for VAD and Red Cross.

* given that there are 600 pages with anything ranging from 1 to 8 entries per page, I would estimate that there were very approximately 2,500 SWB's issued to women.

Hope this helps.

Ed

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