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Predicate Object 1989.46 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2845 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:39:04.809Z 4D 55 Victory Medal , WW1 Medal awarded to 31690 Pte James Johnson Mackay, 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, NZEF. Australian born James Johnson Mackay, labourer, of Auckland enlisted in 1916. His mother, Mrs Mary Eliza Mackay of Ponsonby, Auckland was listed as his next of kin. James Mackay embarked with the 19th Reinforcements on 15th November 1916 and served on the Western Front with the 1st Battalion Auckland Regiment. He was twice wounded. On the first occasion in June 1917 he received a slight wound and rejoined the battalion within a month. On the second occasion at Ypres on 5th October 1917 he received severe gunshot wounds to both legs and was placed on the dangerously ill list. After a period of hospitalization in France and England James Mackay was placed on the New Zealand Roll. He left England on the hospital ship Marama in April 1918 and was discharged no longer physically fit for service on account of wounds received in action. He returned to live in Auckland where he was an early member of the Auckland Returned Soldiers Association, and subsequently belonged to the New Zealand RSA. Victory Medal , WW1 Awarded to 31690 Pte James Johnson Mackay, 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, 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 named on edge: 31690 PTE. J.J. MACKAY. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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