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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.281.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.281.1 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T08:36:16.644Z 5F 10 60 World War 1/wars 1914-15 Star 7/188 Capt. Thomas J Denton, 1NZEF Group Captain Thomas Denton, OBE, RNZAF (born 1880s) Military service WW1: Canterbury Mounted Rifles and then with the Royal Flying Corps post-WW1: served with the Canterbury Regiment and then with the New Zealand Permanent Air Force WW2: RNZAF. Note Thomas Denton was the only NZPAF recipient of the King's Medal for Champion Shot of the Military Forces 1914-15 Star Medal awarded to Captain Thomas J Denton 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: 7/188 CAPT. T.J.DENTON. 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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