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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.1131 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.1131 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-11T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T08:35:16.155Z 65 telescope that belonged to Major Henry Gordon Wilding, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1 On the weekend that war was declared in 1914 Gordon Wilding turned down an invitation to play rugby for North Auckland and instead rode horseback from Kaikohe to Whangarei to enlist. He served on Gallipoli and then from France to Germany. He was twice wounded, was mentioned in despatches three times and was thought to be the only New Zealand officer to be awarded DSO and bar while still a Major. telescope Belonged to Major Henry Gordon Wilding, DSO & bar, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1 telescope, large brass barrel, painted black near end, focus piece painted black, screw holes to barrel for mount, impressed to focus piece: TURN THIS TO / CHANGE POWER with numbers, manufacturer's mark impressed to focus piece: No 38965 ROSS LONDON PATENT, marked in ink on brass tube: LT. COL. H.G. WILDING, DSO & BAR, NZFA telescope
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