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  • Other titles
    • British War Medal 1914-1920, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 12/1775 Pte George Henry Quarrie, Auckland Regiment, NZEF (associated name)
  • Description
    British War Medal 1914-20, WW1
    Medal awarded to 12/1775 Pte George Henry Quarrie, Auckland Regiment, 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
    medal named on edge: 12/1775 PTE. G.H. QUARRIE. N.Z.E.F.
  • Other Number
    N1236, 36775, 35175
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Display location
    1E 7
  • Record richness


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1236
  • Notes
    British War Medal
    Awarded to 12/1775 Pte GH Quarrie, Auckland Infantry Battalion, NZEF, WW1, NZEF, WW1
    George Henry Quarrie, labourer, of Otahuhu, Auckland, embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements on 14th February 1915 (arrived Egypt 26th March) and served with the Auckland Infantry Battalion.
    His war was brief, on 23rd June 1915 the Ashburton Guardian lists him among wounded recently arrived in Malta [from Gallipoli. This, or a subsequent wound, led to his being invalided back to New Zealand, arriving in January 1917.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Date
    1 January 1914 to 31 December 1920
  • Production
    William McMillan (medallist)
    MacKennal, Bertram (medallist)
    Royal Mint (struck by)
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
    George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
  • Signature/marks
    • BM
    • 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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