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On War Service Badge-Looking for info please


yelob

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Hello all,

Just looking please for info on a On War Service badge I recently received. Labelled as JR Gaunt on back and a number 43682. Any info appreciated, especially on who would have been most likely recipients and why introduced etc.

Many Thanks in advance,

Liam

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JR Gaunt was a manufacturer.

Can you do a close up of the front to show the wording?

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Thanks Chris, really helpful stuff. Mine has a 'K' symbol as well which the article notes as being possibly relating to the occupation of the wearer.

Johnboy, thanks too and if you look at page 2 of Chris's link you will see a bigger picture of the badge I have.

Cheers,Liam

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Quite helpful. Wonder what K stands for and what happened to the previous letters of the alphabet

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I was thinking Key punch operator or something to do with Kitchens but as you say why so few letters.

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Quite helpful. Wonder what K stands for and what happened to the previous letters of the alphabet

I have a Gaunt made one too, mine is stamped with a capital A on the back of the crown, have seen many different letters and always wondered what the letter indicated,

John.

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Maybe they were issued in series, changing the letter prefix after reaching a certain number? similar to rifles.

khaki

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Makes sense Khaki, but the article only mentions letters from K upwards.

If the numbers were not officially recorded then they could be the manufacturers numbers.?

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