Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1877
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.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
1 January 1914 to 31 December 1920
- WMcM (medallist's initials)
- BM (medallist's initials)
- 12263 PTE. H.L. ROSS. N.Z.E.F. (recipient's name)
- 1 - Medal diameter : 36mm
(medal: 36mm diameter ribbon: 32mm wide)
- 2 - Ribbon width : 32mm
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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