Star & Garter Richmond badge

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J Gaunt (b.1884, d.1991): Medal/badge smith
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Four pointed star-shaped badge with enamel centre of emblem on white background, with the words 'Star & Garter Richmond'. This badge was worn by staff of the Star & Garter Home in Richmond. It was introduced in 1916, the year the Home first opened. In 1915 a Special Appeal was launched for the acquisition of the "Star and Garter" Hotel, Richmond Hill, as a Permanent Home for Paralysed and Totally Disabled Sailors and Soldiers. The Home was opened in 1916, but as the building was soon found too small for the increasing demands, it was decided to build a larger and more suitable hospital on the site. Funds were provided by the Women of the Empire and other donors and the present building was opened in 1924.
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The Royal Star and Garter Home

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