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Predicate Object 07 Feb 1958 1958-02-07T00:00:00.000Z 1958-02-07T00:00:00.000Z 1958.78 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1267.3, W1278.3 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:39:03.803Z 1E 38 60 Victory Medal 1914-19, WW1 Medal awarded to 11/1228A Pte Eric Leslie Desmond Lees, New Zealand Provost Corps, NZEF. Lees, ELD 11/1228A; prev. 6/1228; MSM Corporal, NZ Provost Corps; LG June 1919, p 6919 (ref engagements in France & Flanders); Medaille d'Honneur avec glaives en Bronze : Cpl NZ Provost Corps, LG 1 June 1920 p6034 6/1128 Private Eric Leslie Desmond Lees, Canterbury Infantry Battalion. Eric Lees embarked with the Main Body NZEF on 16 October 1914 as a Private (service number 6/1128) with the Canterbury Infantry Battalion. In [1919] he was transferred as a Corporal into the NZ Provost Corps (service number 11-1228A) and in this role was awarded the Military Service Medal for services rendered with the Armies in France & Flanders (LG 3 June 1919, p6919), and the Medaille d'Honneur avec glaives en Bronze for “distinguished service during the course of the campaign” (LG 1 June 1920 p6034). Victory Medal, 1914-19, WW1 Awarded to 6/1228 Pte Eric Leslie Desmond Lees, New Zealand Provost Corps, NZEF. 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 Medal named: 6/1228 / PTE. E.L.D. LEES. / N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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