Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, N2549
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.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
1 January 1914 to 31 December 1920
World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
- 1 - Medal diameter : 36mm
(medal: 36mm diameter ribbon: 32mm wide)
- 2 - Ribbon width : 32mm
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)
21 March 2016
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