During World War One, some women would present white feathers to able-bodied men who were not wearing uniform as a symbol of cowardice. Many of these men had served in the war but been honourably discharged due to their wounds or sickness. To signify this a Silver War Badge was issued which could be worn on the right breast while in civilian dress. The badge was also known as the discharge badge or wound badge.

This badge was issued to John Clifford Amber of the Royal Flying Corps and can be seen in the 100 Years Ago: Salford at War exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.