Discover if your ancestor who served during World War One was issued with a Silver War Badge after being honorably discharged because of illness or injury.

Each record includes a transcript.

The amount of information listed varies, but the Silver War Badge roll records usually include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Regimental Number
  • Rank
  • Unit from which discharged
  • Badge number (number of Silver War Badge)
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Cause of Discharge
  • Whether served overseas
  • Date of issue (date the Silver War Badge was issued)
  • Discover more about Silver War badge roll records

    Over one million Silver War Badges were issued to men and women who were honourably discharged due to illness or injury during World War One.

    The badge was first issued in 1916, and could be applied for by all of those discharged since the start of the war. Approximately half of the almost two million men and women who were eligible to wear the badge applied for it.

    The small circular silver badge bears the initials of the King and a crown and is inscribed with the words ‘For King and Empire, Services Rendered’