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Predicate Object 1920 1920-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1920-12-31T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, U193 2013-08-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:04:19.226Z 70 "Pork Pie" forage cap : German soldier : WW1 Taken by Major Cheeseman (Auckland Mounted Rifles) from a German POW at the battle of Amman, 27-28 March 1918. 7/922 Lieutenant [later Major] Guy Spencer de Mortlait Cheeseman, Canterbury Mounted Rifles (later Auckland Mounted Rifles) Guy Cheeseman, son of Museum Director Thomas Frederick Cheeseman, enlisted from the Mokoiwi Station Tuparoa, East Cape, embarking with the 4th Reinforcements Canterbury Mounted Rifles on 17 April 1915. He was reported wounded in September 1916 and spent time at the Endsleigh Palace Hospital London before rejoining his unit in Egypt. In 1919 Major Cheeseman was invalided back to New Zealand and demobilised. He brought with him an assortment of souvenirs gifted to the Museum in 1920. They hold special interest in being quite precisely documented as to the location where they were collected. Guy Cheeseman died in on 23 May 1928 of cardiac debility due to war-service. Although not listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, a Memorial Plaque and scroll was sent to Guy Cheeseman’s widow. German "pork pie" forage cap, WW1 Collected by Major GS Cheeseman, Auckland Mounted Rifles pork pie style; field grey and red. round shaped pillbox hat, green with red piping at top and read binding at bottom, cap, forage
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