First World War Military Wounded Stripe

Made:
1916-1919 in United Kingdom
World War 1 Wound Stripe, British, 1914-1945

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World War 1 Wound Stripe, British, 1914-1945
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First World War Wounded Stripe, British, 1916-1922

Originally made from a material gold braid, all Army service personnel who had been wounded were entilied to wear a wound stripe on the left sleeve of their uniform. Many companies produced metal versions, like this one, as the material ones were easily damaged. Wound stripes were worn on uniforms until 1922. The Wound or Wounded Stripe was reintroduced during the Second World War (1939-1945).

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
2019-220
type:
badge
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication