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medal, commemorative

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  • Other titles
    • Memorial Plaque, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • First World War Next of kin Memorial Plaque (descriptive name)
    • 24/1310 George Burton Escott Russell, NZRB,1NZEF (associated name)
  • Description
    Memorial Plaque, WW1
    Next-of-kin plaque commemorating the death of 24/1310 George Burton Escott Russell, NZRB, killed in action 15th September 1916
    large bronze uniface plaque in square black wooden 'easel' frame, with Message from King George V mounted verso; plaque: 120mm diameter
    obverse: Britannia standing holding wreath over tablet on which is inscribed the name of the deceased: GEORGE BURTON / ESCOTT RUSSELL; legend around: HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR; the British lion is standing right, branch of oak to right; in exergue: the British lion vanquishing the German eagle
  • Place
  • Other Number
    2014.21.37, BHMIII:4134
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    1 April 2014
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
Porter; Memorial Plaque; 2014.21.37
Porter; Memorial Plaque; 2014.21.37


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