Badge, commemorative; [?]; c1915; CT82.1105a


Badge, commemorative

About this object

Commemorative badge; a small, circular badge commemorating the first battle of the Dardanelles during World War One, 25th April, 1915. The printed text on the badge reads: "Dardanelles, souvenir commemorating Our NZ Boys, 1st Battle, 25th April 1915".



Maker Role


Date Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks

Printed: "DARDANELLES / SOUVENIR / commemorating / OUR N.Z. BOYS / 1st BATTLE / 25th APRIL 1915".


h 3mm x di 23mm

Subject and Association Keywords

modern history, 20th century, World War I (1914-1918)

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

Object Type

personal effect

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Tony Kane 25 Feb 2015 08:10 AM,UTC

Maldon Museum Victoria Australia has recently been given a similar badge. It was among a collection of objects associated with an Australian soldier who was stationed in Egypt in 1915, served in the Dardanelles and later served in France where he was killed in 1917. Could he have acquired it in Egypt, France or England?