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What is this badge? For National Kent Reserve

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Were the Kent National Reserve a territorial regiment or a type of Home Guard in WW1?

 

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researchingreg

Craig 

 

Thanks for the info and link. Would soldiers who were discharged from the regular Army as unfit be able to join a National Reserve unit?

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ss002d6252

I'm not sure if the national reserve carried on recruiting during the war or not.

 

There was the 'volunteer force' that was established which was more like the home guard style of unit.

 

Craig

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Dave66
1 hour ago, researchingreg said:

Craig 

 

Thanks for the info and link. Would soldiers who were discharged from the regular Army as unfit be able to join a National Reserve unit?

If not the national reserve, may have volunteered for the v.t.c.

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Robert Spicer

My aunt gave me one of these badges several years ago and it might have belonged to my great grandfather, or grandfather? Great grandfather was a retired Kent Policeman and then farmer at the outbreak of the Great War. My grandfather was near to his eighteenth birthday. Therefore would have had reserved occupations.

Two questions concerning this.

Firstly the badge has a number stamped on the reverse. Mine has 9042. Would that signify a known person?

Secondly was the badge also issued to wives to prevent their husband being given the white feather?

 

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