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Predicate Object 1992.328 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2951.2 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:37:43.152Z 4E 55 British War Medal, WW1 awarded to 12/482 Pte Henry John Wilton, 1NZEF Pte Henry John Wilton of Netherton left New Zealand with the Main Body in October 1914, as a member of the Auckland Infantry Battalion. He later transferred to the New Zealand Machine Gun Corps (NZMGC). British War Medal 1914-1920, WW1 Part of mounted medal set of 12/482 Henry John Wilton, Auckland Infantry Battalion and New Zealand Machine Gun Corps, 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 verso: 12/482 PTE. H.J. WILTON. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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