Badge, military; J R Gaunt & Son; 1914-1918; 2011.140
Badge, militaryAbout this object
Military badge; a brass coloured badge featuring a lion holding a pennant flag above the words: "Soyes Ferme".
This is the cap badge of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, formed on 1 May 1915 as the 3rd Brigade of the New Zealand Division, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. During the first World War it fought in Egypt, against the Senussi, and then on the Western Front. It was disbanded on 4 February 1919.
processed material, metalInscription and Marks
Cast: "SOYES FERME"Measurements
h 6mm x l 37mm x w 25mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type
These badges were also worn by the Northern and Central military districts of the National Military Reserve, in NZ from September 1940.