WWI Comrades of the Great War Member Badge
WWI Comrades of the Great War Member Badge - Bronze and enamels, maker marked "J.R. GAUNT LONDON" on the reverse, numbered "3958" on the buttonhole attachment, 30.7 mm x 36.2 mm, light contact, enamel chipping, very fine. Footnote: The Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 as a non-political association to represent the rights of ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during World War I. Comrades of The Great War was one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated on Sunday, May 15, 1921 to form The British Legion. The organization was founded by Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby as a right-wing alternative to the National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers (NFDSS) and the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers.