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Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    • Italian flag, WW2 (descriptive name)
    • Pte Ross St C Sutherland, 27 (MG) Bn, WW2 (associated name)
  • Description
    Italian flag souvenired during WW2 by 259556 Pte Ross St Clair Sutherland, 27 (MG) Battalion, 2NZEF, WW2
  • Place
  • Other Number
    2006.86.19, 7072
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    2 October 2006
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2006.86.19
  • Notes
    Italian flag; souvenired during WW2 by 259556 Pte Ross St Clair Sutherland, 27 (MG) Battalion, 2NZEF, WW2

    259556 Private Ross St Clair Sutherland, 27 (Machine Gun) Bn
    Born in Waimate on 7 August 1920, Ross St Clair Sutherland was employed as a Stock clerk prior to WW2. He was 20 years old when he enlisted with the NZ Scottish Regiment in 1940 but did not leave New Zealand until circa November-December 1942 – sailing on the Aquitania with the 8th Reinforcements (embarkation Unit No 89 C. Coy – 2 T.U. M.G. – see photo taken Hataitai on 29 November 1942, and crossed equator on 28 December 1942. Ross began his overseas service in North Africa / Tunisia before proceeding to Italy. His medals include 1939-45, Africa and Italy Campaign Stars, British War Medal and NZ War Service Medal. When he was discharged on 18 December 1945 Ross had served for a total of 2 years and 289 days.
  • Event
    World War II
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1943 to 31 December 1945
  • Subject category
  • Production
    unknown (flag maker)
    [Circa 1939]
    World War 2, wars
  • Consists of
    › unknown
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole width : 1090mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 840mm
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    6 September 2006

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