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Predicate Object 1974 1974-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1974-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1974.5 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1563, N1573.1 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:41:32.878Z 2B 60 1914-15 Star, WW1 Medal awarded to 2/1233 Gnr John William Harkin, NZ Field Artillery, NZEF. John Harkin enlisted at Trentham Camp on 20 December 1914 and served as a Gunner in the Howitzer Battery, NZFA. He embarked from NZ on 14/2/1915; during service on Gallipoli became ill and admitted to Hospital ship at Anzac Cove on 6 June 1915 & then to 1st Australian Gen. Hospital, Cairo on 12 June 1915. After a short time in convalescent camp he was invalided back to NZ as permanently unfit and discharged on 25 September 1915 on medical grounds. Died at Te Aroha on 6 October 1917. 1914-15 Star, WW1 Part of medal set of 2/1233 Gnr John William Harkin, NZ Field Artillery, NZEF. 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: 2/1233 GNR. J.W. HARKIN. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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