Arms of the Corporation of Sheffield Badge Used Between 1915 and 1916


This badge, consisting of the Municipal Arms of Sheffield, was used by a variety of organisations linked to the Corporation of Sheffield. 

No examples can currently be found that show the exact type worn by the SVDC which is thought to have the words ‘Sheffield Volunteer Defence Corps’ on a scroll below the wreath. 

The arms consist of a shield containing a sheaf of arrows and 3 wheatsheaves. On the left of the shield is the figure of Thor and on the right, the figure of Vulcan both of which represent the city’s link to metal. The Lion is taken from the Duke of Norfolk’s arms and the motto is ‘Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit’.