Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1989.79, N2850
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.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
1 January 1914 to 31 December 1920
- BM (medallist's initials)
- W.McM (medallist's initials)
- 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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