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Predicate Object 1940 1940-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1940-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1940.173 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1940.173, W0961 2015-01-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-11-03T20:24:20.847Z i 65 Carved Lee Enfield Mk 1 (Long Tom) rifle and bayonet Rifle carved by Trooper James Madill: SOUTH AFRICA 1901-2 / BOER WAR / NEW ZEALAND / VI / TROOPER MADILL No 3263 James Madill, farmer of Tuakau, enlisted with the 6th New Zealand Mounted Rifles on 15th January 19012 and embarked aboard the Cornwall on 30th January. He returned to New Zealand via Australia on the Cornwall and Monowai, and was discharged having completed 1 year 27 days' service. d.24.6.1959, Auckland). Occupation: Farmer; next of He was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA1, SA2. He died in Auckland in 1959. See: Carvings from the Veldt, Part Two- Rifle Carvings from the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 by Dave C George, pp 42-43 Lee Enfield Mk 1 (Long Tom) rifle and P1888 Mk 1 bayonet and scabbard, Anglo Boer War Belonged to Tpr James Madill, 6NZMR .1: rifle: carved butt; .303inch calibre; with cut off slide and lobbing sights .2: bayonet: P1888 Mk 1 with scabbard Carving on butt: SOUTH AFRICA 1901-2 / BOER WAR / NEW ZEALAND / VI / TROOPER MADILL No 3263 markings: .1 rifle: serial number on rifle and barrel: 5337 on butt: STF 29 maker's marks: ENFIELD / 1897 / LE 1 .2: bayonet: maker's marks: 8 '01 / Sanderson, sheffield other marks: "[crown] / S / 42 / [crown] / S / 42" and "[broad arrow] / [crown] S / 73 / X" manufacturer rifle: Enfield, England, 1897 carving: James Madill, circa 1901 rifle
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