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medal, presentation

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  • Other titles
    Presentation medallion (alternative)
  • Description
    Auckland Yachting club medal awarded to Charles Craven Dacre, 1890. Auckland grain merchant, Charles Dacre was stated to be an outstanding yachtsman whose yacht "Ripple" was one of the crack yachts of Auckland. He also had a close association with the annual Auckland Regatta, the Auckland Rowing Club and the Auckland Rugby Union. The silversmith, William Maud, had premises in Karangahape Rd.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    2013.23.2
  • Accession number
    2013.23.2
  • Accession date
    6 September 2013
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
medal, yachting
medal, yachting

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2013.23.2
  • Notes
    Souvenir inkwell made from a horses hoof, WW1
    Belonged to 63108 Trooper John Connor, of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles.

    According to a family member the inkwell was brought back from World War One, by Uncle Johnnie. The hoof had come from a horse that had been killed during a battle. The horse is believed to have belonged to the Company Captain, and the inkwell was made by the company blacksmith.

    63108 Trooper John Connor, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 8th Company [Squadron]
    John Connor, was farming in the Korere Valley (near Nelson) when he enlisted on 24th May 1917 at the age of 33 years. He had earlier served as an underage member of the 10th New Zealand Mounted Rifles in South Africa. John Connor, known to his friends as Jack, left New Zealand with the 34th Reinforcements aboard HMNZT 98 Tofua on 13 November disembarking at Suez five weeks later. His service record records that, following an initial period at Moascar, on 18th May 1918 he was posted to the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 8th Company in the field. After six months in the field he was posted to the Dardanelles as part of the CMR Company charged with inspecting and working on ANZAC graves over a two month period from 28 November 1918 to 22 January 1919, which included gathering remains that had not been buried, or had been washed out of temporary graves. Jack was to spend two months in hospital following his return to Cairo, suffering initially from tonsillitis. He finally left for New Zealand aboard the hospital ship Ellenga on 23rd July 1917 and was discharged in New Zealand on the 12th October 1919. His overseas service totalled 1 year and 306 days. Following the war Jack returned to farming. He never married and died in Dunedin on 10th September 1958, aged 73 years.
  • Event
    • 1914-1918
      WW1
      28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
    • 1915-1918
      Sinai-Palestine
  • Person
  • Place
  • Subject category
  • Production
    William Maud (medals/manufacturer)
    Auckland City
    1890
    Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), English reign
  • Classification
  • Record created
    20 January 2014

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