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medal, campaign

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  • Other titles
    • British War Medal 1914-1920, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 3/1027 Edmund Leonard Goldsmith, NZ Medical Corps, NZEF (associated name)
  • Description
    British War Medal 1914-20, WW1
    Medal awarded to 3/1027 Private Edmund Leonard Goldsmith, NZ Medical Corps, NZEF.
    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: 3/1027 PTE. E.L. GOLDSMITH. N.Z.E.F.
  • Other Number
    N1476, 1971.55
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medal, campaign, 1971.55, N1476, Photographed by: Rohan Mills, photographer, digital, 21 Dec 2016, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1476
  • Notes
    British War Medal 1914-1918 , WW1
    Medal awarded to 3/1027 Edmund Leonard Goldsmith, NZ Medical Corps, NZEF.
    Edmund Leonard Goldsmith enlisted with the New Zealand Medical Corps in the Auckland Military District and embarked for Suez with the 7th Reinforcements on 9 October 1915. He served on Gallipoli before proceeding for service on the Western Front. He was wounded on the Somme on 16th September 1916 and returned to New Zealand, circa May 1917.
    He also served in New Zealand during WW2, service number 613777.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Date
    1 January 1914 to 31 December 1920
  • Production
    William McMillan (medallist)
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
    George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
  • Signature/marks
    • 3/1027 PTE. E.L. GOLDSMITH. N.Z.E.F.  (recipient's name)
    • W McM  (medallist's name)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 1 - Medal diameter : 36mm
      (medal: 36mm diameter ribbon: 32mm wide)
    • 2 - Ribbon width : 32mm
      ( ribbon)
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    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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