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medal, campaign

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  • Other titles
    • British War Medal 1914-1920, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 12263 Pte Hugh Leslie Ross, Wellington Infantry Regiment, NZEF (associated name)
  • Description
    British War Medal 1914-20, WW1
    Awarded to 12263 Pte Hugh Leslie Ross, Wellington Infantry 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.
    named on edge: 12263 PTE. H.L. ROSS. N.Z.E.F.
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medal, campaign, N1877, Photographed by Rohan Mills, digital, 25 Jan 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1877
  • Notes
    British War Medal 1914-20
    Medal awarded to 12263 Pte Hugh Leslie Ross, Wellington Infantry Regiment, NZEF.
    Hugh Leslie Ross was the son of Hugh and Elizabeth Ross of Waihou and was educated at Auckland Grammar School, He was living at Avondale, Auckland, and working as a clerk for the New Zealand Railways Dept at the time of his enlistment in January 1916. He left New Zealand with the 3rd Reinforcements 3rd Battalion New Zealand Rifle Brigade, spent a month in Egypt before travelling on to the UK. After a month at Sling Cap he proceeded ‘overseas’ and on 23rd September 1916 joined the 1st Battalion Wellington Infantry Regiment in the field. Pte Ross was killed in action near Ypres on 1st August 1917 and his death is commemorated at the Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium.
  • 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
    • WMcM  (medallist's initials)
    • BM  (medallist's initials)
    • 12263 PTE. H.L. ROSS. N.Z.E.F.  (recipient's name)
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  • 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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