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  • Other titles
    • Victoria Cross (VC) (descriptive name)
    • Signaller Cyril RG Bassett, NZ Engineers Divisional Signal Coy., WW1 (associated name)
  • Description
    Victoria Cross (VC). Part of medal set. Awarded to Signaller Cyril RG Bassett, NZ Engineers Divisional Signal Coy., WW1.
    Bronze medal in form of cross pattee; with ribbon; part of mounted medal set.
  • Place
  • Identifier
    N2548, S:023, 13806
  • Accession date
    1984
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Display location
    15640
  • Record richness
Uncaptioned
Uncaptioned

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2548, S:023, 13806
  • Notes
    Victoria Cross (VC) awarded to Signaller Cyril RG Bassett, NZ Engineers Divisional Signal Coy., WW1
    L.G. 15 October 1915, p1054 : "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the Chunuk Bair ridge in the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 7th August, 1915. After the New Zealand Infantry Brigade had attacked and established itself on the ridge, Corporal Bassett, in full daylight and under a continuous and heavy fire, succeeded in laying a telephone line from the old position to the new one on Chunuk Bair. He has subsequently been brought to notice for further excellent and most gallant work connected with the repair of telephone lines by day and night under heavy fire."
  • Event
    1914-1918
    WW1
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Place
  • Subject category
  • Production
    Hancocks & Co
    LondonEnglandUnited KingdomEurope
    [1915]
    World War 1, 1914-18, wars
    George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    0 - Whole height x width : 41 x 36mm
    (41mm x 36mm)
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    nomenclature
    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)
  • Date created
    29 May 2012

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