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Predicate Object Unknown Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2004x2.17 2004-11-09T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T05:39:25.797Z 70 Christmas/wars patriotism/wars peace/wars Christmas 1918 Peace badge marked: "Xmas 1918 PAX / Morant War Hospital, Brokenhurst" Medal that belonged to Lt. Colonel Percival Clennell Fenwick CMG, New Zealand Medical Corps, NZEF, who in 1918 was appointed as Officer Commanding No 1 New Zealand General HGospital. In 1916 the military hospital at Brockenhurst became New Zealand No 1 General Hospital. Part of the Hospital complex was the Morant War Hospital. It was named after the Morant family who had donated land as part of the war effort. During the war the old family home was used as a convalescent hospital for officers, while Morant Hall, on the Lyndhurst Road, became a British Red Cross Auxiliary facility (Convalescent Depot), known as the Morant War Hospital. Reference: Lady Hardinge & Tin Town - Brockenhurst's Military Hospitals - Sories from the Great War - Part 6 ( Peace Medal or Badge, Christmas 1918 Belonged to Lt. Colonel Percival Clennell Fenwick CMG, WW1 circular silver badge or medal with fixed loop and ring suspension obverse: laurel wreath inside line rim, tied with ribbon; at centre the words: XMAS / 1918 / PAX reverse: marked: MORANT WAR HOSPITAL / BROCKENHURST markings: maker's marks on reverse side lower lhs: makers initials: W.J.D. [William James Dingley] lower rhs: Birmingham hallmarks (1918): anchor / lion / t badge, commemorative
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