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Predicate Object 16 Jun 2016 2016-06-16T00:00:00.000Z 2016-06-16T00:00:00.000Z 2016.35.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2016.35.1 Purchase 2016-08-16T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-02-15T01:35:25.380Z 70 prisoner of war/wars casualties/wars commemoration/wars Next-of-kin Memorial Plaque commemorating the death of 12/705 Pte Thomas Hayes Burgess,16th Waikato Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion, NZEF. BURGESS, Thomas Hayes; 12/705 Pte, 16 Waikato Coy, Auckland Infantry Battalion, NZEF. Left New Zealand with the Main Body in October 1914. Served on Gallipoli and was wounded and captured 25.4.15, the day of the landing. He became a prisoner of war, initially on Gallipoli and later in Constantinople (Istanbul) While still a prisoner of war Private Hayes died of wounds on 25.9.15 in Gulhane Hospital, Constantinople, and was buried at Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey (II.F.7). NOK: William Burgess, Pukekohe (brother) Memorial Plaque, WW1 Next-of-kin Memorial Plaque commemorating the death of 12/705 Pte Thomas Hayes Burgess, Auckland Regiment, NZEF. brief circular medallion cast in bronze obverse: legend around: HE * DIED * FOR * FREEDOM * AND * HONOUR *; in field: Britannia standing holding wreath over rectangular tablet with name of deceased; in exurgue: The British lion vanquishing the German eagle. naming: in raised font within the rectangular tablet:: THOMAS HAYES / BURGESS markings: obverse: medallist's initials lower rhs: ECRP reverse: unmarked medallion, commemorative
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