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Predicate Object 1973.97 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1973.97, N1551 2016-08-09T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-06-30T20:12:02.638Z 45 propaganda/wars British Red Cross Society Nursing Badge (191478) Badge belonged to Jakins family. Said to have belonged to Percy Jakins. Dr Percy Septimus Jakins (1856-1944) was a Harley Street surgeon who specialised in throat and ear complaints. During the 1880s he was Divisional Surgeon for S (Hampstead) Division of the London Metropolitan Police. He had married in 1881 and at the time was living at Osnaburg Street. The 1911 census records that he was living at 22 Ulster Place with his wife and three children - a son, Harley who died in France in 1918, and two daughters. Percy's older brother, George Sargent Jakins had migrated to New Zealand in 1859 and established himself in Auckland as a general merchant. In the late 1880s he moved over to Melbourne but returned to live in Auckland circa 1909. George Sargent Jakins died in 1928. British Red Cross Society Nursing Badge (191478) Badge belonged to the Jakins family. badge, membership
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