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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.473.2 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.473.2 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T10:12:07.155Z 7F 4 60 World War 1/wars death British War Medal 1914-20 3/3156 Capt. Thomas Gerald Harpur, 1NZEF Captain Squadron Leader Thomas Gerald Harpur OBE (Mil) NZMC RNZAF Military Service: WW1: as a doctor with the New Zealand Medical Corps in the UK, France,and Western Europe, attached to 2nd Akld Regt WW2: NZ Medical Officer Fanning Island, then home service post WW2: with New Zealand Territorial Service and RNZAF to 1953. British War Medal 1914-20 Medal awarded to CAPT T.G. HARPUR. N.Z.E.F. circular silver medal, 36mm diameter, plain, straight, non-swivelling suspender, with ribbon obv: the coinage head of King George V with the legend 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:' rev: Naked figure of St George on horseback facing right. The horse is trampling on an eagle shield representing the Central Powers and on a skull and crossbones symbolic of death, above the horse's head is the sun, symbolic of victory. Around the edge are the dates, '1914' and '1918' ribbon: 32mm wide, a broad orange watered band down the centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes. named on edge: 3/3156 CAPT T.G. HARPUR. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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