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WW1 Croix de Guerre with Wound Badge (Apparently)

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Hi there

I picked this up the other day. The wound badge is joined to the ribbon with a piece of wire, rather crudely, I suspect this was put there well afterwards.

My questions are;

Is the badge original?? if so where can I get some info??

Any information about this medal would be gratefully recieved

The Years on the reverse of the medal are 1914- 1916

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I don't believe that "wound badge" is anything official. That is one which was issued by a fraternal/social group for wounded veterans (mutilated combattants). It was not authorised for attachment to the CdG officially. Thus, I agree with you that it was added later. There actually are several monthly reviews (magazines) published by the Union des mutilés, which are available (in French) on the Bibliotheque Nationale site. I have not looked at them, but you might find out more about the badge if you did. Doc

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Plenty of old soldiers added things like this after the war, not officially supposed to be there, but not unseen.

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Chrid

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HI there

Thanks for the info and confirmation. To be honest I actually quite like the medal with the badge attached

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HI there

Thanks for the info and confirmation. To be honest I actually quite like the medal with the badge attached

Agreed, I would leave it.... if its how the old vet wanted it... who are we to consider removing it.

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