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Predicate Object 23 Jan 2015 2015-01-23T00:00:00.000Z 2015-01-23T00:00:00.000Z 2015.1.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2015.1.1 2015-03-20T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:30:17.790Z e 70 British Pith Helmet, Foreign Service 1902 Pattern, WW1 Used on Gallipoli by 13/84 Trooper Oscar Adolphe Sutton, Auckland Mounted Rifles, NZEF The wearer, 13/84 Trooper Oscar Adolphe Sutton, North Auckland Mounted Rifles, left New Zealand with the Main Body in October 1914. He was wounded twice during his Gallipoli service, the first time on 19th June 1915, he received a gun-shot wound to his back while swimming at Anzac Cove. On the second occasion on 9th August 1915 he received a scalp wound and was deemed unfit for any further service and was invalided back to New Zealand on 23rd September 1915. About the helmet: The Foreign Service helmet was introduced in 1902 for British Army other ranks serving overseas. It was used during WW1 by New Zealanders serving on Gallipoli and in Egypt but gradually phased out. Some were issued in New Zealand, for example to members of the Maori Contingent, and may have been made locally. Other issued (on request) in Egypt were more likely to have been made in England. On Gallipoli wore three main types of headgear – slouch hats (including lemon-squeezers), service caps (sometimes worn with a sunshade protecting the neck) and pith helmets. The British foreign-service pith helmet was favoured by many of the men as it was designed for tropical conditions and provided much better protection against the sun. For this reason it speaks to the conditions endured on the peninsula and in Sinai-Palestine. British Pith Helmet, Foreign Service 1902 Pattern, WW1 Worn on Gallipoli by 13/84 Trooper Oscar Adolphus Sutton, Auckland Mounted Rifles (North Auckland), NZEF British Pith Helmet, Foreign Service 1902 Pattern, WW1 Wolseley style helmet used on Gallipoli by 13/84 Trooper Oscar Adolphe Sutton, Auckland Mounted Rifles, NZEF Wolseley pattern pith helmet; made from cork, covered with cotton cloth; tan-dust coloured khaki drill with removable folded linen puggaree of similar colour; crown has six seams; cloth covered zinc top vent on crown over ventilation; regimental badge and distinguishing patch on puggaree and bronze hook on one side; brim trimmed with leather interior: fully cloth-lined; leather sweat-band threaded with string; vent in crown; cork [spacers] between leather sweatband and crown; remnants of original darker-coloured brim lining Badges: brass regimental badge: 11th North Auckland Mounted Rifles badge: fern frame with superimposed boar’s head at centre, and scroll above with numeral XI above motto “KIA TUPATO” above initials NAMR distinguishing patch of New Zealand Mounted Rifles on side: khaki / green / khaki Markings: military markings stamped in ink inside helmet: W↑D / 8 / 1908 maker’s marks stamped in ink inside crown: maker’s name stamped in ink inside oval band: VERO & EVERITT / MADE IN ENGLAND with date ‘1905’ at centre; size stamped above in ink: 22 ½ owner’s name marked in pencil: Sutton helmet, pith
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