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Glasgow & South Western Railway WW1 Badge

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G&SWR
Glasgow & South Western Railway
World War 1
Railway Service Badge
Maker: J. A. Wylie & Co.
Number 3768

Before conscription was introduced in 1916, the army relied on voluntary recruitment. It was assumed by many that a man not in uniform was avoiding joining up and was therefore often accused of shirking their duty to their country. The famous white feather campaign saw men not in uniform presented with a white feather as a symbol of cowardice.

The official badges were intended to prove that the wearer was doing their duty to their country in a time of war in a different way. They were not in uniform, but they may have been working in munitions factories, railways or in the dockyards carrying out work that was vital to the war effort.

After conscription, the need for these badges faded, along with the white feather campaign. However, many continued to be worn throughout the war, especially by female shift workers for whom the badge could give priority boarding and fare concessions on public transport, as well as indicating that there was nothing disreputable about these ladies travelling alone at night.

Approximate dimensions: diameter 27mm, weight 8.3 grams.
Notice that the piece that attaches to the lapel is bent.
The enamel is a little smudged in places and has small points of loss in the enamel, especially the blue. Some of this may have been in the manufacturing process as well as being caused through normal use and age. Please see photos.
Overall in good condition considering its age and use.
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£95.00  UK
$120.88  USA
111.58  EU
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Date Circa 1914-18  1910s Antiques Material Enamel Origin Scottish Item code as218a3455 / XGC-DY-424ME Status For Sale

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