Japanese Imperial Army Killed in Action badge
Japanese Imperial Army Killed in Action badge
Japanese Imperial Army Killed in Action badge

Japanese Imperial Army Killed in Action badge

reference no 30-1K028

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This badge was given by the War-Bereaved Association (Zoku-kai) to the next of kin of a soldier who died on a battlefield, of if they  died (within 3 years) from sickness or injury as a direct result of being a soldier.
The family also received a pension or one-off payment and possibly other benefits. The value depended on the soldier's rank.

The obverse of the badge features a cherry blossom with a pebbled background on a plain cherry blossom shape.
The reverse is inscribed "War-Bereaved badge".
The case is carved from Paulonia wood.

The badge was established in 1931 by the War-Bereaved Association.

The badge emblem measures 2.5 cm (1") in diameter. The box measures 6.5 cm (2.5") by 12 cm (4.75") by 2 cm (.75").
All measurements are approximate.