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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1513 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:37:20.142Z 2A 55 British War Medal 1914-20, WW1 Medal awarded to 10/3371 Sgt. Robert Poots, Wellington Infantry Battalion, NZEF. Robert Poots, [born in Ireland], enlisted as a Private with the Wellington Infantry Battalion, and embarked with the 8th Reinforcements on 13th November 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery during the Messines Offensive in 1917. At the time he was a Lance Corporal and held the position of Battalion Chiropodist, and received this award for assistance given to wounded men while in a locality under heavy artillery fire. British War Medal 1914-20, WW1 Medal awarded to 10/3371 Sgt. Robert Poots, MM, Wellington Infantry Battalion, 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: 10/3371 SJT. R. POOTS. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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