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1914-18 War • Wounded Stripe

• Worn vertically on the left cuff • introduced August 1916
Three wounds
A wound stripe was awarded for each occasion a person was wounded not for each wound.

Any number could be worn.
Shown here enlarged it measures only two inches 52 mm long. Usually it is a brass bar as shown here but I have seen strips of double gold braid and chain stitches used.
All Commonwealth troops wore the same pattern stripe.

• The soldier above has been wounded on three separate occasions.