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Predicate Object Unknown Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2005x2.16 2005-02-17T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T09:44:19.766Z 70 casualties/wars Commemorative Memorial Plaque, WW1, named to Ernest Leighton These plaques were issued to next of kin of all those who had fallen in the Great War or had subsequently died from wounds received in it Note: Ernest Leighton is not listed in NZEF Nominal Roll or on Cenotaph Data Base, but he may be associated with the family of Leightons Bookshop, Queen Street, Auckland, who originally came to New Zealand from Australia. Possibly 3262 Pte Ernest Leighton, 47th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F., who died on 12 October 1917 and who is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, Belgium. Commemorative Memorial Plaque, WW1, named to Ernest Leighton circular cast bronze medallion obverse: Britannia standing holding trident and with wreath over tablet inscribed with name: ERNEST LEIGHTON, small dolphins on either side of arms, British lion standing on exergue with branch of oak to right in exergue: British lion vanquishing German eagle, legend around: HE * DIED * FOR * FREEDOM * AND * HONOUR medal, commemorative
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