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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1889 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:38:59.679Z 3C 55 Victory Medal, 1914-1919, WW1 Medal awarded to Captain William Henry Key-Jones, [West Riding Regiment]. William Henry Key-Jones was an officer in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. He was wounded during the 2nd battle of Ypres. In 1918 William married Elaine Florence Buchanan, at St Margarets, Westminster. Elaine was the duaghter of Archibald Buchanan of Remuera, and when the war ended the couple came to live in Auckland New Zealand. He died in Auckland in 1832 aged 51 years. According to his obituary Captain Key-Jones was a member of the Auckland Officers; Club and took an active interest in cadet training. Auckland Star, 10 September 1932 and New Zealand Herald 12 September 1932. Victory Medal 1914-19, WW1 Medal awarded to Captain WH Key-Jones, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment. circular bronze medal with ribbon; fixed loop and ring suspension obverse: the winged, full-length figure of Victory, with her arm extended and holding a palm branch in her right hand reverse: inscription: ‘THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION, 1914-1919’ surrounded by a wreath ribbon: watered colours of red, yellow, green, blue and violet merging into a rainbow pattern named on edge: CAPT. W.H. KEY-JONES medal, campaign
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