Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1370, W0514
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.
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
- B.M (maker's mark)
- W.McM (maker's mark)
- 16/1581 PTE. T. POMARE (recipient's name)
1 - Medal diameter : 36mm
(medal: 36mm diameter ribbon: 32mm wide)
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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