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Predicate Object 23 Jul 2007 2007-07-23T00:00:00.000Z 2007-07-23T00:00:00.000Z 2007.57.5 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2007.57.5 unknown 2007-07-23T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-09-15T23:20:10.860Z 70,_New_Zealand veterinary services/wars Cane walking stick Belonged to Major Thomas Arnold Blake, NZ Veterinary Corps Thomas Arnold Blake (1882-1966) was a member of the Rangoon Vol. Rifles from 1906. By 1913 he was living in New Zealand and tended horses of the Special Constables camped in the Auckland Domain during the 1913 Waterfront Strike, probably as an employee of the Department of Agriculture. During WW1 he enlisted as a Captain in the New Zealand Veterinary Corps (Service no 13/637) embarking with the Main Body. He served as an official veterinarian in the 1NZEF in France & Egypt. On 29 August 1915, while in Egypt, he married Mabel Deane. Post-WW1 TA Blake served in the Territorial Army as Major. Riding cane that belonged to veterinarian Thomas Arnold Blake, NZ Veterinary Corps round black painted wooden rod; yellow plastic handle; brass metal ferrule; silver band at top with silver marking: JW / GWBS riding cane
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