Australian WWI Charity Badge


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Australian Charity Badge Circa WWI ‘For Our Fighting Men War Chest’.  Raised money to support the fit and fighting soldier.  In 1916 all these individual charities became one, known as the ACF.

The ACF was established in August 1916and operated between 1916-1920 and then during WWII 1940-1946. Unlike the Red Cross who cared for sick and wounded troops, the ACF provided for the fit & well – providing comforts to troops such as clothing, tobacco, condensed milk, cakes and newspapers. They also ran small canteens near front lines and recreational clubs for troops when on leave in London, England. Badges measure 2cm diameter.