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Predicate Object 1986 1986-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1986-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1986.227 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1986.227 2015-08-17T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-01-06T19:13:35.262Z 60 Badge of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF), WW1 Badge also used as a Reinforcements badge adopted by the 34th Reinforcements onwards. Belonged to 76040 L/Cpl John William Cottle Lance Corporal John William Cottle left New Zealand with the 40th Reinforcements E Company, sailing to England on HMNZT Tahiti. He died of disease en route to England on 4th September 1918. After calling in at Capetown the Tahiti was hit by the influenza epidemic, then prevalent in Capetown, and although no men were allowed ashore while in port, Tahiti was boarded by locals. Sixty five men aboard HMNZT 107 Tahiti died of disease in the first week of September 1918. New Zealand regimental badge: NZEF collar badge, WW1 Belonged to 76040 L/Cpl. John William Cottle, 40th Reinforcements, NZEF. voided brass badge; 1/2 round wire lugs; with spring clip obverse: fern frond frame with crown above; initials NZ at centre; base scroll with: EXPEDITION ARY FORCE; with spring clip badge reference: Odham (1997) Type 4/148-9; reg'd design 993 badge, regimental
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