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Predicate Object 27 Feb 2007 2007-02-27T00:00:00.000Z 2007-02-27T00:00:00.000Z 2007.13.7.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2007.13.7.1 unknown 2007-01-24T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T10:08:37.310Z 70 Christmas/wars Princess Mary Gift Box 1914-1915, belonged to 10/1003 Private Waldo Samuel Thompson, 1NZEF, WW1 The Princess Mary Gift Box was issued to all British Empire troops serving overseas in December 1914; also issued later to all troops who served on Gallipoli. Waldo S Thompson served with Wellington Infantry Battalion, WW1 - served on Gallipoli, and was wounded during the August Offensive and evacuated back to NZ. His two sons, Onslow and Forrest Thompson both served with the RAF/RNZAF during WW2 Princess Mary Gift Box, WW1 gift box received by 10/1003 Pte Waldo S Thompson, Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1NZEF, WW1 brass, hinged lid, lid embossed with head of Princess Mary (to left) / CHRISTMAS 1914 box, gift
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