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Returned from Active Service WWI

Date: 1918
Dimensions:
Overall: 116 x 35 mm
Medium: Nickel, fabric
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Badge
Object No: 00050459
Related Place:United Kingdom, Australia,

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    Description
    Returned from Active Service badge given to Able Seaman Richard Porter Harmer for service in the Royal Australian Navy.
    This badge relates to Able Seaman Richard Porter Harmer and his service in the Royal Australian Navy. Harmer served in HMAS ENCOUNTER in operations against German New Guinea
    SignificanceFollowing the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, ENCOUNTER and her crew were part of the force which occupied German New Guinea.
    HistoryThe Returned from Active Service Badge, WW1 was for soldiers and nurses who returned to Australia from Active Service during World War One and were honourably discharged.

    The badge consist in a circle surmounted by a crown reading: RAN with a chained anchor. Text surrounding the anchor reads: Issued by RAN Dept. of Navy Returned from Active Service. Inscription on verso reads: '1322'


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