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medal, campaign

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  • Other titles
    • British War Medal 1914-1920, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 4/592 Cpl Sydney Webb, NZ Engineers, NZEF (associated name)
  • Description
    British War Medal 1914-20, WW1
    Awarded to 4/592 Cpl Sydney Webb, NZ Engineers, 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: 4/592 / CPL. S. WEBB. N.Z.E.F.
  • Other Number
    1989.79, N2850
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medal, campaign, 1989.79, N2850, Photographed by: Julia Scott, photographer, digital, 20 Mar 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1989.79, N2850
  • Notes
    British War Medal 1914-20, WW1
    Awarded to 4/592 Cpl Sydney Webb, New Zealand Engineers, NZEF.
    Sydney Webb enlisted as a Sapper with the NZ Field Engineers aged 23 years, and went on to serve in Egypt, Gallipoli and Western Europe. Little is known about him – he enlisted from Invercargill, was a watchmaker by trade and served for 4 years, 175 days. His best known contribution is perhaps the photographs he took on Gallipoli probably using a Vest Pocket Kodak. In a small album Webb documents the landscape and life of Gallipoli. In subjects ranging from making dinner, getting a haircut and the rum issue to general views of bivvies and soldiers, he offers an insight into the daily lives of soldiers on Gallipoli.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Date
    1 January 1914 to 31 December 1920
  • Production
    MacKennal, Bertram (medallist)
    William McMillan (medallist)
    Royal Mint (struck by)
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
    George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
  • Signature/marks
    • BM  (medallist's initials)
    • W.McM  (medallist's initials)
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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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