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Predicate Object 1962.160 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1152.2 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:36:34.198Z 1D 21 55 British War Medal 1914-20, WW1 Medal awarded to 12/1956 Gnr Norreys Boylan, New Zealand Field Artillery. Gunner Norreys Boylan embarked for Suez, Egypt, with the 6th Reinforcements on 14 August 1915. He served throughout the war in the Egyptian Campaign (1915-1916) and on the Western Front (1916-1918) and was honourably discharged on 23 April 1919. Note: Ms 409 includes discharge certificate and papers relating to Gunner N Boylan British War Medal 1914-20, WW1 Awarded to 2/1956 Gnr Norreys Boylan, NZ Field Artillery, NZEF. circular silver medal; plain, straight non-swivelling suspender; with ribbon 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 edge: 12/1956 GNR. N. BOYLAN N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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