WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) to Rifleman George Eley, The Rifle Brigade
A SWB officially impressed B336275 awarded to Rifleman George Eley of the Rifle Brigade. An unmarked silver circlet inscribed 'For King And Empire Services Rendered' bearing crowned 'GRI' Imperial Cypher to voided centre. In very good condition, silver bright, original C clasp and pin. Circa 32mm in diameter. Copy of SWB roll entry and copy of WW1 Medal Index Card (MIC) to be supplied.
S/28444 Rfn George Eley served overseas and was entitled to a BWM and VM pair. He enlisted on 8th May 1916 and was discharged on 19th March1919 from the Rifle Brigade Depot in Winchester due to no longer being fit for active service (392 (xvi)), age not given.
Approximately 1,150,000 badges were issued to all services, which had to be claimed and then approved.