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medal, campaign

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Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    • 1914-15 Star, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 12/2490 Pte John Thomson, Auckland Infantry Regiment, NZEF (associated name)
  • Description
    1914/15 Star, WW1
    Medal awarded to 12/2490 Pte John Thomson, Auckland Infantry Battalion, NZEF.
    a bronze four pointed star with crown at top; across the face are two crossed swords; suspension ring; with ribbon
    obverse: at centre on a scroll is date 1914-15 surrounded by an oak wreath; subscripted below, monogram initials GV
    reverse: flat and plain; stamped with recipient’s details
    ribbon: watered ribbon of red merging into white which merges into blue
    named verso: 12/2490 PTE. J. THOMSON. N.Z.E.F.
  • Other Number
    Spink: 143, W1342.1, W0300
  • Accession date
    26 October 1927
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Display location
    34
  • Record richness
medal, campaign, W1342.1, W0300, Spink: 143, Photographed by Dani Lucas , digital, 17 Oct 2016, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W1342.1
  • Notes
    1914/15 Star, WW1
    Medal awarded to 12/2490 Pte John Thomson, Auckland Infantry Battalion,NZEF
    Scottish-born John Thomson, Auckland Infantry Battalion, 4th Reinforcements, was killed in action on Gallipoli on the 8th August 1915 during the charge at the Pinnacle during the August Offensive. Initially reported as wounded on 8th August, the Board of Enquiry held at Moascar Camp, Ismailia in January 1916 confirmed that he was killed in action. His body was never recovered and he is named on the Chunuk Bair Memorial. John Thomson had recorded his mother, Mrs Agnes Thomson, of Ceres, in Fifeshire, Scotland, as his next-of-kin. However, his medals and Memorial Plaque were deposited with the Auckland City Council as unclaimed.
  • Event
    1914-1918
    WW1
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Date
    1914-1915
    1 January 1914 to 31 December 1915
  • Production
    Blakemore, W H J (medallist)

    [1918]
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
    George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
  • Signature/marks
    12/2490 PTE. J. THOMSON. N.Z.E.F.  (recipient's name)
  • Consists of
    • 1 - medal › bronze
      bronze medal with grosgrain ribbon, watered ribbon of red merging into white which merges into blue.
    • 2 - ribbon › grosgrain ribbon
  • Dimensions
    • 1 - medal height : 62mm
      (medal: height (including suspension ring): 62mm width: 44.5mm ribbon: 32mm wide)
    • 1 - medal width : 44.5mm
    • 2 - ribbon width : 32mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 130mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    2 November 2015

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