Badge, WWI Sweetheart; Unknown manufacturer; 1914-1918; WY.2000.12.4.4

Name/Title

Badge, WWI Sweetheart

About this object

This is a World War One sweetheart brooch. Sweetheart brooches are military badges with embellishments, or which have been modified to be worn as a brooch by a wife or girlfriend of a soldier serving in World War One. There are many variations of sweetheart brooches, with some having been made in the trenches using expended shell casings or other materials found in the trenches. This particular sweetheart brooch consists of a rifle and the 'Onward' badge of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. The rifle has a pin on the reverse making it possible for the badge to be attached to clothing.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1914-1918

Period

1910s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, silver alloy

Inscription and Marks

Top of ferns: 'NZ'
Bottom of ferns: 'Onwards'
Handwritten in black ink on back: 'WY.2000.12.4.4'.

Measurements

h 35 mm x l 60 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

accessories

Object number

WY.2000.12.4.4

Copyright Licence  

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