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Predicate Object 11 Sep 2014 2014-09-11T00:00:00.000Z 2014-09-11T00:00:00.000Z 2014.69.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2014.69.1 Bequest of Mr Arie de Geus 2015-04-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:38:19.474Z 8B 22 65 Croix de Guerre (Belgium), WW1 Awarded to Captain Thomas Arnold Blake, NZ Veterinary Corps, NZEF 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. Croix de Guerre (Belgium), WW1 awarded to Captain Thomas A. Blake, 13/637, New Zealand Veterinary Corps, NZEF bronze Maltese cross; 40mm width; ring suspension; with ribbon; brooch fastener obverse: Maltese cross with crossed swords pointed upwards between arms, surmounted with crown, central medallion with lion rampant reverse: central medallion with monogram "A" (Albert I) ribbon: red with narrow green stripes medal, decoration
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