Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W1342.3
Victory Medal 1914-19
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.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
1 January 1914 to 31 December 1919
World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
WMcM (medallist's initials)
- 1 - medal › bronze
bronze medal with grosgrain ribbon, red, yellow, green, blue and violet merged into a rainbow pattern.
- 2 - ribbon › grosgrain ribbon
- 1 - medal diameter : 36mm
(medal: 36mm diameter ribbon: 37mm wide)
- 2 - ribbon width : 37mm
- 0 - Whole length : 94mm
2 November 2015
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