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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1417.4 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:37:35.395Z 1G 26 55 British War Medal 1914-1918, WW1 Medal awarded to 7/411 WO2 Ernest William Webb, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, NZEF. English-born Ernest William Webb served in South Africa with the Royal Horse Artillery, receiving the QSA & KSA with seven bars. He took his discharge in South Africa and served with the Transvaal Police until 1908. He then migrated to New Zealand with his wife and took up a position with the Christchuch Fire Brigade (1909-1911). He then joined the Permanent Staff of the Defence Force, although he had resigned from this employment before the outbreak of World War One. At the outbreak of WW1 Webb enlisted with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. He served on Gallipoli and was invalided back to New Zealand at the end of 1915. He then was employed as an Instructor in New Zealand. Following his discharge Webb contined to serve with the Territorials (Canterbury Yeoman Cavalry.) until 1938 and at the time of his retirement in 1938. He died in Auckland in 1956. British War Medal 1914-20, WW1 Part of mounted medal set of 7/411 WO2 Ernest William Webb, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 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: 7/411 W.O.2. E.W. WEBB. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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