Quorn historical image   Quorn Village On-line Museum   Quorn historical image

Wednesday 4th October 2023  

Museum Home
About our museum
Artefacts by Number
Quorn's location
The name change
Village publications
Information sources
Museum Award
Contact us

WW1, Wrights factory ‘War Service’ lapel badge

During WW1 Wrights factory in Quorn was employing over 2,000 people and working round the clock producing huge amounts of webbing for use by the military. Many of their employees were men, and with so many joining up once war broke out, those who didn’t, were often insulted or given white feathers (to indicate cowardice).

In 1915 Wright’s produced blue and gold lapel badges that a man could wear, indicating that he was employed on war work and was therefore not shirking his duty by not enlisting. Even after the government introduced compulsory conscription early in 1916, it was probably still helpful for a man to wear the badge if he wasn’t eligible for military service.

 view larger image
 Submitted on: 2014-05-14
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1828
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1828
 Print: View artefact in printer-friendly page or just on its own (new browser tab).

   Quorn Village On-line Museum
 copyright notice
 search tips
 view latest news
 view latest news
 view latest news
 what's new What's New
See what items have been added recently.
 can you contribute? Can you Contribute?
We need historical material relating to Quorn village.
 filling in the gaps Filling in the gaps
Help us with names, places, locations and years.

 artefact counter

Artefact Counter
How many artefacts does this online museum contain?

 make a donation

Make a donation
Help to secure more museum artefacts and this site's future.

 see our Facebook page