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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.313 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.313 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T10:09:59.143Z 6D 31 55 World War 1/wars Victory Medal 1914-18 Cpl. Henry Eley, 4th Infantry Brigade, South African Forces 1874-. Labourer by trade. Began service in 1892 Served 6 years with regimental police. Discharged in 1909. Attested in 1914, discharged in 1915. [Parment Certificates]. Emigrated to NZ in 1920? (Passage voucher from Oversea Settlement Committee received in 1920), South African Victory Medal 1914-18, WW1 Medal awarded to C8063 Cpl. H Eley, 4th Infantry Brigade, South African Forces circular bronze medal obverse: the winged, full-length figure of Victory, with her arm extended and holding a palm branch in her right hand. reverse: the inscription ‘THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION, 1914-1919 / DE GROTE OORLOG / VOOR DE / VESCHAVING 1914-1919 ’ surrounded by a laurel wreath. Ribbon: this medal has been attached to the British War medal ribbon, the victory medal ribbon is 37mm wide, watered, reading from the centre outwards, the colours are red, yellow, green, blue and violet merged into a rainbow pattern. Named on edge: CPL. / H.ELEY / 4TH. INFANTRY medal, campaign
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