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Could someone please help in identifying this medal on a watch chain.  Worn by my grandfather who emigrated to Australia in 1909 from Cornwall, England?  Photo taken in 1919.  Thank you.

MEDAL ON CHAIN - 1919.jpg

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Sorry but this is not a military medal but could be for just about anything, i.e. a Boxing Medal as it looks the shape of one my Grand Father has/d........  As shown being worn on a watch chain........  It was a very common thing to wear them until wrist watches came out......  In fact I have one on a watch chain the I wear......

Mike

 

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Technically called a 'fob' and, yes, very common on pocket watch chains. 

I too have one on a watch I wear. They could be odd bits - mine is a trilobyte fossil in a silver setting, lodge or church group badges or any other item which struck the wearers fancy, but actually unlikely to be a military badge as such, though Old Comrades associations produced fobs and pins.  The Victorians were very big on 'joining' and 'belonging' and a fob or lapel pin was a quick identifier of, for example, a fellow Mason, or something similar.

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