Pou Maumahara drawer bank 2, drawer A, medal position 8
Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1478
British War Medal 1914-20
Awarded to 25/1840 Rifleman Frank Silk Whitaker, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, WW1
Frank Silk Whitaker, married man of Auckland served on the Western Front and lost his life at Passchendaele. He left a ten year old son and a baby daughter he had never met. His memory is held in a small collection of embroidered postcards sent to his son. A letter to his widow described where Frank was initially buried. However, he is now listed among those with no known grave at the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Signature and Marks
25/1840 RFLM. F.S. WHITAKER. N.Z.E.F.
medal: 36mm diameter ribbon: 32mm wide
32mm ( ribbon)
15 May 2023
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