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Predicate Object 1946.175 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1229, W1055.7 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:42:39.377Z 1D 38 55 1914-15 Star Awarded to 11/1557 Arm/Sjt. Fitz George Granstrom, Wellington Mounted Rifles, NZEF, WW1 Trooper Fitz Granstrom of Waimai, Raglan, a Quarryman employed by the Raglan County Council, enlisted in the Auckland district and embarked with the Wellington Mounted Rifles leaving New Zealand on 14 August 1915 with the 6th Reinforcements, Wellington Mounted Rifles. His mother, Mrs J Granstrom of Gothenberg, Sweden, was listed as his next-of-kin. His service included a brief period on Mudros and Lemnos, and the remaining time he served in the Egyptian Theatre and with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. He received instruction as an Armourer, and was attached to the NZ Machine Gun Squadron. He served overseas for 4 years 39 days, and his final rank and unit recorded on his Discharge Certificate was as Armourer Sergeant with the NZ Army Ordnance Corps. Fritz Granstrom died in New Zealand in 1952, aged 67 years. 1914-15 Star, WW1 Awarded to 11/1557 Arm/Sjt. Fitz George Granstrom, Wellington Mounted Rifles, NZEF, WW1 a bronze four pointed star with crown at top; across the face are two crossed swords; suspension ring; with ribbon obverse: at centre on a scroll is date 1914-15 surrounded by an oak wreath; superscribed below, monogram initials GV reverse: flat and plain; stamped with recipient’s details ribbon: watered ribbon of red merging into white which merges into blue named on reverse: 11/1557 ARM/SJT. F.G. GRANSTROM. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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