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Predicate Object 1929.325 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1929.325, U105, W0785 2013-08-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-16T14:52:15.271Z 60 Prussian helmet taken by Sgt. Geo Hulme after the Battle of the Somme, September 1916 Sergeant 5/285 George Frederick Hulme, Auckland Infantry Battalion, WW1 George Frederick Hulme embarked with the 4th Reinforcements, Army Service Corps, which left New Zealand on 17th April 1915 and arrived in Suez on 25 May 1915. Following his time in Egypt, Hulme went on to serve at Gallipoli and in Western Europe. He was serving with the Auckland Infantry Battalion at the time of his death, killed in action. in France on 22 June 1917 aged 23 years. Messines Ridge NZ Memorial, Belgium Prussian helmet, WW1 conical metal helmet, leather peaks front and back, brass mounts, tan leather headband and cloth lining; cockades attached with rivets on either side, right cockade: black with red centre, left cockade: black with black centre; spike on helmet missing, spike support has ornamental surround and is attached with four star studs; badge on face of helmet is a crowned eagle with sceptre and orb above iron cross, initials "FR" on eagle's body, text on cross: FUR KOENIG UND VATERLAND / ... 1813; marking inside front in white ink: 58; marking inside rear in black ink: D.M.W - 1837; marked in pencil on rear peak: SOMME 1916; taken by Sgt. Geo Hulme after the Battle of the Somme, 1916. helmet, army
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