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Predicate Object 1978 1978-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1978-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1978.79 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1583 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:36:39.331Z 2C 60 British War Medal 1914-20, WW1 Awarded to Oscar Weldon Carter, Royal Naval Reserve, WW1 Lieutenant Commander Oscar Weldon Carter, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, WW1 and RNZN Volunteer Reserve, WW2 Oscar Carter of Devonport Auckland enlisted as a sub-lieutenant with the Royal Naval Auxiliary Patrol (Motor Boat Service) of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and embarked aboard Demosthenes in December 1916. He remained in service until May 1919 and received the British War Medal and Victory medal. During WW2 he enlisted with the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve and received the Pacific Campaign Star, War Medal 1939-45 and the New Zealand Service Medal. British War Medal 1914-20, WW1 Awarded to Oscar Weldon Carter, Royal Naval Reserve. 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: LIEUT. O. W. CARTER. R.N.V.R medal, campaign
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