Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1955.12.1, W3074, 33990
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.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
1 January 1914 to 31 December 1918
World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
- 0 - Whole height : 73mm
(length: 1ft 10 inches x 2-7/8 inches)
- length : 559mm
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)
18 October 1999
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