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collar, dog

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    • Caesar's collar, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 4th NZRB mascot dog collar, WW1 (associated name)
  • Description
    Leather dog collar belonging to Caesar, bulldog mascot of "A" Company 4th Battalion N.Z.R.B. Engraved as "Ceaser"
    studded leather collar, brass buckle, brass nameplate marked: 'CEASER / 4TH BATTALION / N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE'
  • Place
  • Other Number
    W3074, 33990, 1955.12.1
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    25 January 1955
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
collar, dog W3074
collar, dog W3074


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1955.12.1, W3074, 33990
  • Notes
    Leather dog collar belonging to Caesar, bulldog mascot of "A" Company 4th Battalion N.Z.R.B. "Ceasar"
    description: studded leather collar; marked: 'CEASAR / 4TH BATTALION / N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE'
    Caesar the bulldog, wearing his official collar, as mascot of the 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, led the grand parade down Auckland's Queen Street before the Brigade left New Zealand for the war. He was a trained Red Cross dog and helped rescue wounded troops during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Dogs were especially useful for helping stretcher-bearers find wounded soldiers in no man's land at night. Rifleman Tom Tooman, of Auckland, was Caesar's handler. Caesar was killed in action.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1914 to 31 December 1918
  • Production
    not known (maker)
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height : 73mm
      (length: 1ft 10 inches x 2-7/8 inches)
    • length : 559mm
  • 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
    18 October 1999

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