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medal, campaign

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  • Other titles
    • British War Medal 1914-1920, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 16/1581 Pte Tautoro Pomare, Maori Contingent, NZEF (associated name)
  • Description
    British War Medal 1914-20, WW1
    Medal awarded to 16/1581 Pte Tautoro Pomare, Maori Contingent, 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: 16/1581 PTE. T. POMARE
  • Other Number
    1931.34, N1370, W0514
  • Accession number
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Display location
    1G 8
  • Record richness
medal, campaign, 1931.34, N1370, W0514, Photographed by Dani Lucas , digital, 25 Nov 2016, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1370, W0514
  • Notes
    British War Medal 1914-20, WW1
    Medal awarded to 16/1581 Pte Tautoro Pomare, Maori Contingent, NZEF.
    Tautoro Pomare of Kaikohe, embarked with the 5th Reinforcements, Maori Contingent, NZEF, on 26th July 1916 Following his arrival at Sling Camp Private Pomare was posted to the NZ Pioneer Battalion and proceeded 'overseas'.
    On October 18th 1917 he was admitted to 24 GHwith a gunshot wound to his right leg and a fractured skull. He was sent back to the UK and was at Brockenurst Hospital until reported unfit for active service and returned to NZ aboard the hospital ship Marama.
    Tautoro Pomare died on 9th August 1923.
  • 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
    • B.M  (maker's mark)
    • W.McM  (maker's mark)
    • 16/1581 PTE. T. POMARE  (recipient's name)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    1 - Medal diameter : 36mm
    (medal: 36mm diameter ribbon: 32mm wide)
  • 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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