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Predicate Object 19 Jun 2003 2003-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 2003-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 2003.51.1 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2003.51.1 Gift of John Wilson and Shirley Hinkly 2003-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T02:32:43.276Z 9D 70 1914-15 Star issued to Rifleman Geoffrey Crawcour Wilson, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, WW1 English-born Geoffrey C Wilson was farming at Rotokohu when he signed up (28 May 1915) aged 22 years. He left New Zealand with the 7th Reinforcements aboard SS Maunganui on 9 October 1915, disembarking at Suez on 18 November 1915. He then took part in the Egyptian Campaign before proceeding to the Western Front. Rifleman Geoffrey Wilson was twice wounded and then killed in action 12 October 1917 at Passchendaele. 1914-1915 Star, WW1 Medal awarded to 24/327 Geoffrey Crawcour Wilson, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, bronze four pointed star, 55mm width, ring suspender, with ribbon obverse: a four pointed star having the uppermost point replaced by a crown, two crossed swords, the points and handles of which protrude between the points of the star. In the centre on a scroll is the date ‘1914-15’, this is surrounded by an oak wreath, on the bottom of which is a ‘G’ which encloses a ‘V’. reverse: name inscription: "24/327 RFLM G.C. WILSON. N.Z.E.F." ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 32mm wide, a watered ribbon of red merging into white which merges into blue. medal, campaign
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