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Silver War Badge.
The badge was awarded to all of those military personnel who had served at home or overseas during the war, and who had been officially discharged from the Forces under King's Regulations.
It was normally issued to a man who was permanently unfit for further service, but was also issued to men who had a temporary incapacity and were granted time at home.
The main purpose was to give the man some proof that he had "done his bit", as those who had not were considering to be dodging the column and were often subject to public derision, such as being shown the white feather, especially from females and older males who had no idea what the Front was like.

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