Members of Thurmaston
Working Men's Club, c1920's
Can you identify any of the people on this picture? Is
one of these men your father, grandfather or great-grandfather?
Can you see your brother, uncle, or great uncle on this
picture? These are men who are likely to have served in
the Great War, 1914-1918.
The man identified by the letter 'N' served in the Great
War. This can be determined by the badge that he wears
on his jacket lapel. He is wearing the Silver War Badge
for Services Rendered.
The Silver War Badge was authorised in 1916, for
officers and men of His Majesty's Forces who had been
retired or discharged from the services on account of
sickness or wounds. Each sterling silver badge was individually
marked with a unique identifying number; the number corresponding
to that of a certificate that was issued with each badge.
The badge was issued to men who were discharged from the
services at home or overseas.
Original registers of the Silver War Badge are
housed in the National Archives, Kew, London.
Point the cursor at the
head of each individual to reveal if their name is known.
If you can identify anyone in this picture send an email
to the website author by clicking on this link - ThurmastonWMC