WWI Brass Wound Stripe with Backing Plate


Brass wounded stripe with No.4 backing plate and pin.  The British Army began awarding a brass “Wound Stripe” in 1916, with approval by King George V. The badge was worn vertically on the left forearm.  Soldiers of the Australian Imperial Corce, Canadian Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and other Empire troops followed suit in the First World War, and issued wound stripes according to British practice.