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Predicate Object 19 Jun 2003 2003-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 2003-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 2003.57.4 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2003.57.4 2003-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-20T20:55:02.182Z 9D 70 War Medal 1939-45 awarded to 20270 Vincent William Melhuish, WW2. Note: The appearance of the medals suggests that they were never worn by Sgt Melhuish. Vincent William Melhuish was born in 1909, in Wellington. He enlisted in 1939 and served with the 5th Field Regiment. His occupation prior to enlistment was Radio Technician. He served overseas in Africa before being discharged as medically unfit with asthma in June 1943. He died in 1984. War Medal 1939-45, WW2, in original glassine bag Awarded to 20270 Sgt Vincent William Melhuish, 5th Field Regiment, 2NZEF, WW2 cupronickel circular medal, 36mm diameter, plain straight non-swivelling suspender, with ribbon obverse: crowned head of King George VI, surrounded by the legend ‘GEORGIUS VI D: G: BR: OM: REX ET INDIAE: IMP:’ Reverse: A lion standing on a dragon with two heads, above are the dates 1939 and 1945 Ribbon: 32mm wide grosgrain ribbon, colours of red, blue and white, repeated in reverse and separated by a thin red band medal, campaign
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