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  • Other titles
    • British War Medal 1914-1920, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 4/515 Signaller Cyril RG Bassett, NZ Engineers Divisional Signal Coy., NZEF (associated name)
  • Description
    British War Medal 1914-20, WW1
    Medal (part of court-mounted set) awarded to Signaller Cyril RG Bassett, NZ Engineers Divisional Signal Coy., WW1
    circular silver medal; plain, straight non-swivelling suspender; with ribbon
    obverse: coinage head of King George V with the legend GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:
    reverse: naked figure of St. George on horseback facing right. The horse is trampling on an eagle shield and cross bones symbolic of death; above the horse’s head is the sun, symbolic of victory. Around the edge are the dates, 1914 and 1918
    ribbon: broad orange watered band down the centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes
    named on edge: 4/515 LIEUT. C.R.G. BASSETT. N.Z.E.F.
  • Other Number
    N2549
  • Accession date
    1984
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Display location
    b
  • Record richness

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, N2549
  • Notes
    British War Medal 1914-20
    Part of medal set of 4/515 Signaller Cyril RG Bassett, NZ Engineers Divisional Signal Coy., WW1
    Born Auckland, 3rd January 1892, Cyril Bassett enlisted as a sapper with the Field Engineers, on the outbreak of WW1. He left New Zealand with the Main Body, on 16th October 1914.
    He was the first New Zealander to be awarded the Victoria Cross during WW1, for gallantry during the action at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli on the 7th August 1915. He was evacuated out of Gallipoli on 11th August suffering from an illness, and went on to serve on the Western Front where he was twice wounded. He undertook home service during WW2.
  • Event
    1914-1918
    WW1
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Date
    1914-1920
    1 January 1914 to 31 December 1920
  • Production
    William McMillan (medallist)
    England
    [1919]
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
    George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 1 - Medal diameter : 36mm
      (medal)
      (medal: 36mm diameter ribbon: 32mm wide)
    • 2 - Ribbon width : 32mm
      ( ribbon)
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    nomenclature
    Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)
    2010  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    21 March 2016

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