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flask, hip

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  • Other titles
    • Souvenir de la Guerre (given name)
    • 16/965 Pte David Iraia, 2nd Maori Contingent, WW1 (owner's name)
    • flask, whisky (alternative)
    • water bottle or canteen (alternative)
  • Description
    WW1 officer's water flask, Souvenir de la Guerre, initialled "16/965 D.I.M. / 2ND MAORIS / TE HOKO WHITU A TU / N.Z. / 1915 TO 1919"
    The initials are of David Iraia Moetara aka David Iraia, decorated with engraved fern fronds, Union Jack and NZ Ensign

    battle honours engraved at top, front and back, both sides and on base:

    front: ON ACTIVE SERVICE / FRANCE BELGIUM / 16/965 D.I.M. / 2ND MAORIS / TE HOKO WHITU ATU N.Z. (on circular band) / 1915 TO 1919 / N.Z. / EGYPT
    top: BRUXELLES / DUNKIRQUE / LILLE
    back lhs: CHARLEROI NAMUR / BAILLEUL NIEPPE ESTAIRE
    back centre: ARMENTIERES / FRICOURT / MAMETZ / MONTABAUN / FLERS / YPRES / HEBUTERNE / BAPAUME / CAMBRAI / SOLESMES / LE QUESNOY / GOMMEGNIES / CARNOY / STEMPBERT
    back rhs: FLEURBAIX AMIENS LAVENTIE / LIEGE VERDUN
    rhs: 1917 / PASSCHENDAELE / BEAUVOIS CAUDRY
    lhs: 1916 / SOMME / 1917 / MESSINES / 1918 HAZEBROUCK
    base: SOUVENIR / DE LA / GUERRE
  • Place
  • Identifier
    7894, 2003.99.13
  • Accession number
    2003.99.13
  • Accession date
    28 November 2003
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Display location
    36809
  • Record richness
flask, hip 2003.99.13
flask, hip 2003.99.13

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