This badge was first issued from 1916 until 1922 in the region of 1,150,000 badges were issued. Entitlement was gained on leaving the service through being disabled by wounds or sickness and by old age. Those entitled to the award of the badge were officers and men who served for at least seven consecutive days from Aug 4th 1914. It would be wrong to say its a Wound Badge as most of the recipients received it due to sickness then being wounded. The Badge bears the inscription "For King And Empire" & "Services Rendered" around the border with the crown and cipher of King George V in the centre. The reverse has a number and or a prefix and stamped on it. First Issue: Sept 1916 until March 1918 serial No 1-360,000. 1st type (Horizontal pin & catch). March 1918 until Sept 1918 serial No 360001-450,000. 2nd type (Vertical pin & catch). Approximate number of badges issued 450,000. Second Issue: Aug 1918 until Dec 1919 serial No B1-B350,000 all numbers prefixed with a "B". 2nd type (Vertical pin & catch). Approximate number of badges issued 350,000. Third Issue: Dec 1919 until April 1920 serial No 01-05,000 all numbers prefixed by the latter "0". 2nd type (Vertical pin & catch). Approximate number of badges issued 5,000. Fourth Issue: Dec 1919 until June 1922 serial No 450,000-525,500 2nd type (Vertical pin & catch). Approximate number of badges issued 75,000. Silver War Badges issue to a the Army are in WO329. The Badge was issue with a certificate of issue in a box from the Record Office of there unit. Line regiments were grouped in geographical regions around the Record Offices and given an individual code. Any code with an * I have a copy the SWB Roll. A-Cork.* Royal Irish Regt.* Connaught Rangers.* Munster Fusiliers.* Leinster Regt.* B-Dublin.* Royal Dublin Fusiliers.* Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.* Royal Irish Fusiliers.* Royal Irish Rifles.* C-Exeter. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI). Wiltshire Regt. Hampshire Regt. Dorset Regt. Somerset Light Infantry (SLI). Devon Regt. D-Hamilton. Royal Scots. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Scottish Rifles. Highland Light Infantry (HLI). Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB). E-Hounslow. Queens Regt. Middlesex Regt. East Surrey Regt. Royal Sussex Regt. East Kent Regt. Royal West Kent Regt. Cyclist Corps. Kent Cyclist Battalion. F-Lichfield. South Staffordshire Regt. Leicester Regt. Notts & Derby Regt. North Staffordshire Regt. Lincolnshire Regt. G-Perth. Gordon Highlanders. Black Watch. Cameron Highlanders. Seaforth Highlanders. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Highland Cyclist Battalion. H-Preston.* Lancashire Fusiliers.* East Lancashire Regt.* Border Regt.* Manchester Regt.* Loyal North Lancashire Regt.* Liverpool Regt (Kings).* Royal Lancashire Regt.* J-Shrewsbury. South Wales Borderers (SWB). Kings Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI). South Lancashire Regt. Welsh Regt. Cheshire Regt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Monmouth Regt. K-Warley. Northamptonshire Regt. Norfolk Regt. Suffolk Regt. Cambridge Regt. Hereford Regt. Essex Regt. Bedford Regt. Huntingdon Cyclists. Non-Combatatant Corps. L-Warwick. Gloucestershire Regt. Worcestershire Regt. Royal Warwickshire Regt. Berkshire Regt. Oxfordshires & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (O&BLI). M-Winchester.* King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC).* Rifle Brigade.* O-York. Yorkshire Regt. East Yorkshire Regt. Durham Light Infantry (DLI). Northern Cyclist Battalion. Northumberland Fusiliers. West Riding Regt. Yorkshire & Lancashire Regt (York & Lanc) King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI). West Yorkshire Regt. TP-London. London Regt. Royal Defence Corps. Honourable Articllery Company (HAC). Royal Fusiliers. Other Record Office codes. C.G. Coldstream Guards.* G.G. Grenadier Guards.* S.G. Scots Guards.* W.G. Welsh Guards.* I.G. Irish Guards.* G.M.G.R. Guards Machine Gun Regt.* H.C. Household Cavalry.* C.C. Cavalry Records (Canterbury).* Dragoons & Dragoon Guards.* King Edward's Horse.* Lancers.* Bedfordshire Yeomany.* Berkshire Yeo.* City of London Yeo.* County of London 2nd.* Derbyshire Yeo.* Duke of Lancashire Own Yeo.* East Riding of Yorkshire Yeo.* Essex Yeo.* Fife & Forfar Yeo.* Glamorgan Yeo.* Hampshire Yeo.* Hertshire Yeo.* Lanarkshire Yeo.* Lincolnshire Yeo.* Lothian & Border Horse.* Lovat's Scouts.* Montgomeryshire Yeo.* Norfolk Yeo.* Northampton Yeo.* Queen's Own Glasgow Regt.* Scottish Horse.* Shropshire Yeo.* North Somerset Yeo.* Surrey Yeo.* Sussex Yeo.* Yorkshire Dragoons.* C.Y. Cavalry Records (York).* Ayrshire Yeo.* Buckinghamshire Yeo.* County of London 1st.* County of London 3rd.* Cheshire Yeo.* Camel Corps.* Denbigshire Yeo.* Devon Royal 1st.* Devon Royal North.* Dorset Yeo.* Gloucester Yeo.* Hussars.* Irish Horse North.* Irish Horse South.* Kent Royal East.* Kent West Yeo.* Lancashire Hussars.* Leicester Yeo.* Northumberland Yeo.* Nottinghamshire Yeo.* Notts Hussars South.* Oxfordshire Yeo.* Pembroke Yeo.* Somerset Yeo West.* Staffordshire Yeo.* Suffolk Yeo.* Warwick Yeo.* Westmorland & Cumberland.* Wiltshire Yeo Royal.* Worcestershire Yeo.* Yorkshire Hussars.* The Corps & Others R.A.P.C. Royal Army Pay Corps.* R.A.V.C. Royal Army Veterinary Corps.* B.R.X. British Red Cross.* C.M.G. Machine Gun Corps Cavalry.* H.A.C. Honourable Artillery Company. L.C. Labour Corps. M.F.P. Military Foot Police.* M.M.G. Motor Machine Gun Service.* R.A.O.C. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.* R.A.S.C. Royal Army Service Corps. R.A.F. Royal Air Force.( there are about 4 pages in the file) R.A.M.C. Royal Army Medical Corps. R.A.V.C. Royal Army Veterinary Corps.* R.D.C. Royal Defence Corps. R.E. Royal Engineers. R.F.A. Royal Field Artillery. R.F.C. Royal Flying Corps.* R.G.A. Royal Garrison Artillery.* R.G.L.I. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. R.H.A. Royal Horse Artillery. S.of.M. School of Musketry.* T.C. Tank Corps.* M.P.S.C. The Military Provost Staff Corps.* Q.A.I.M.N.S. Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service.* V.A.D. Voluntary Aid Detachment.* W.A.A.C. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.* Miscellaneous units* The Royal Navy. The SWB for the RN is in ADM171 the records take the form of applications and issues. As the badges are all numbered, the easiest way to research a badge is to find the roll that covers the badge number. This will give you the name,rank or rate, service No and date of issued. ADM171/173 Officer's Applications* ADM171/174 WRNS Applications* ADM171/175 Ratings Applications A-D* ADM171/176 Ratings Applications E-K* ADM171/177 Ratings Applications L-R* ADM171/178 Ratings Applications S-Z* ADM171/179 Ratings Applications A-D* ADM171/180 Ratings Applications E-K* ADM171/181 Ratings Applications L-R* ADM171/182 Ratings Applications S-Z* ADM171/183 badges 1-10200.* ADM171/184 badges 10201-20440.* ADM171/185 badges 20441-30580.* ADM171/186 badges 30581-45800.* ADM171/187 badges 45801-48600 (includes lists of returned badges).* Royal Air Force. Although quite a few SWB were issued to members of the RAF, the only surviving roll is in AIR 2/197/C33296* The Board of Trade. The SWB for the Mercantile Marine can be found in MT9/1404* SWB list of recipients.