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Predicate Object 13 Mar 2018 2018-03-13T00:00:00.000Z 2018-03-13T00:00:00.000Z 2018.13.8 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2018.13.8 2017-05-25T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-02-22T00:28:34.195Z 60 World War 1/wars British War Medal awarded to 24/966 Rifleman Albert Percy Barnett, NZRB, NZEF Albert Barnett was working as a bottler at the Great Northern brewery in Khyber Pass Road, Auckland, when he enlisted in early 1915 at the age of 22. He saw service in Egypt, including at Suez, then France where he was wounded at Flers on 1 October 1916. Albert spent much of the next year in and out of hospital before finally being classified unfit in November 1917 and embarking for home in early 1918. He married Amy Hansen (nee Garner) in 1919. British War Medal awarded to 24/966 Rifleman Albert Percy Barnett, NZRB, NZEF. Circular silver medal; plain straight non-swivelling suspender; with ribbon, on acquisition secured with large safety pin; additional length of ribbon obverse: coinage head of King George V with the legend: GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP: reverse: naked figure of St. George on horseback facing right; the horse is trampling on an eagle shield and cross bones symbolic of death; above the horse’s head is the sun, symbolic of victory; around the edge are the dates, 1914 and 1918 ribbon: a broad orange watered band down the centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes named on edge: 24/966 RFLM A.P. BARNETT N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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