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Predicate Object 05 Mar 1991 1991-03-05T00:00:00.000Z 1991-03-05T00:00:00.000Z 1991.47 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2915 2016-03-31T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:40:46.658Z 4E 70 New Zealand Medal, New Zealand Wars [1860-1866] Medal awarded to Trooper Henry Meurant, No 1 Troop, New Zealand Colonial Defence Force. Henry meurant joined up in Auckland on 25th July 1863 and served until 31st October 1864. Meurant's Medal Claim listed action at Orakau, 31/3-2/4/1864. Note: this is a duplicate medal issued in 1913, and the date originally marked on the medal was officially erased. Other details from medal claim address time of claim: Militia Office, Thames; Gazette 1873; issued 5/11/1873; medal reference: 1566, 3186; Archives New Zealand file: AD32/1913 Eighty seven medals were issued to members of the Colonial Defence Force. reference: Richard Stowers, New Zealand Medal to Colonials New Zealand Medal, New Zealand Wars (1860-1872) Medal awarded to Henry Meurant, Colonial Defence Force. circular silver medal; straight ornamental (fern fronds) swiveling suspender; with ribbon (no bar) obverse: diademed head of Queen Victoria with a veil covering the back of her head; around the head is the legend: VICTORIA : D : G : BRITT : REG : F : D reverse: at centre a laurel wreath; above and below are the words: NEW ZEALAND / VIRTUTIS HONOR (Honour of Valour) ribbon: dark blue with a red stripe (10mm wide) down centre named on edge in italicised capital letters: HY. MEURANT. COL. DEFENCE FORCE medal, campaign
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