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medal, commemorative

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    • Memorial Plaque, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • Next-of-Kin Plaque, WW1 (alternative)
    • Trooper Frederick Tucker (named to)
  • Description
    Memorial Plaque, WW1
    Commemorating the death of 50113 Trooper Frederick Tucker, Wellington Mounted Rifles, "He died for freedom and honour", killed in action 1 April 1918

    large bronze medallion, 120mm diameter, pierced at top edge
    obverse: Britannia standing holding wreath over tablet on which is inscribed the name of the deceased: FREDERICK / TUCKER, 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
    2004.5.12, BHMIII:4134
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    13 January 2004
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
medallion, commemorative 2004.5.12
medallion, commemorative 2004.5.12


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2004.5.12
  • Notes
    Memorial Plaque in memory of Private Frederick Tucker
    Served WW1, service no 50113, Egyptian Expeditionary Force (1917-1918)
    Killed in action by a sniper, 1 April 1918, Palestine, aged 45 years;
    Memorial Name: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

    50113 Trooper Frederick Tucker, 2nd Squadron Wellington Mounted Rifles, son of Edward and Sarah Ellen Tucker of Island Bay Wellington was born on 14 October 1872. A married man with one child he enlisted in 1917, commencing duty on 3 November, and embarking with the 29th Reinforcements on 13 November 1917, on SS Tofua. He served in Palestine where he was killed by a sniper on 1 April 1918.
  • Event
    • 1914-1918
      28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
    • 1915-1918
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 April 1918
    1 April 1918
  • Subject category
  • Production
    Preston, E. Carter (designer)
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › bronze
  • Dimensions
    0 - Whole diameter : 120mm
  • 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
    14 January 2004

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