Kym Stubbings, William Stubbings’ great grandchild (see post 28 March) has told me of yet another object belonging to William Stubbings.
This is a badge (pictured below) whose central feature is a date. The badge consists of an elongated scroll with the date 1908 in its centre. This is enclosed in a wreath. Kym suggests a hole at the base of the wreath could have been used to attach something – perhaps a ribbon. The badge is 35mm in length and the wreath measures 15mm in diameter and is 10mm in height.
The origin and meaning of the badge is so far unknown but may have something to do with William Stubbings’ Boer war service. The date and the wreath suggest the badge is commemorative.
More information about this badge would add to knowledge about William Stubbings and possibly his war service.
Philippa Scarlett 15 April 2013