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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1349 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:36:31.476Z 36 55 British War Medal 1914-20 Awarded to 29335 Private Alfred Andrews, MM, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, NZEF Rifleman Alfred Andrew, driver, son of Howard Andrews of East Tamaki, and brother of Ernest JH Andrews who was killed in action 30 September, Battle of the Somme, France. Service Record ‘Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry, 5th August 1917.: “At about 1 p.m. on the 7th June a party of about eight men including myself were waiting in shell holes for orders to advance and dig in on the black line. L/Cpl. Alison came to us with instructions to withdraw as we were being shelled. L/Cpl. Went on with a signaller and almost immediately after leaving us he was struck with a shell. I saw him lying dead. 13/3756 Cpl. McGowan E.A. States:- Pte. Andrews was the signaller accompanied L/Cpl. Alison wrote to us from England stating that he was wounded by the same shell that struck L/Cpl. Alison. He crawled into a German dugout for shelter and afterwards went back and examined L/Cpl. Alison. He was dead. Finding: Killed in action, 7.6.17.” British War Medal 1914-20, WW1 Awarded to 29335 Private Alfred Andrews, MM, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, NZEF. circular silver medal; plain, straight non-swivelling suspender; ribbon missing obverse: coinage head of King George V with the legend GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP: reverse: naked figure of St. George on horseback facing right. The horse is trampling on an eagle shield and cross bones symbolic of death; above the horse’s head is the sun, symbolic of victory. Around the edge are the dates, 1914 and 1918 ribbon: broad orange watered band down the centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes named on rim: 29335 PTE. A. ANDREWS. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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