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  • Other titles
    • 1914-1915 Star, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 4/515 Signaller Cyril RG Bassett, NZ Engineers Divisional Signal Coy., NZEF (associated name)
  • Description
    1914-15 Star, WW1
    Medal (part of court-mounted set) awarded to Signaller Cyril RG Bassett, NZ Engineers Divisional Signal Coy., WW1
    a bronze four pointed star with crown at top; across the face are two crossed swords; suspension ring; with ribbon
    obverse: at centre on a scroll is date 1914-15 surrounded by an oak wreath; superscribed below, monogram initials GV
    reverse: flat and plain; stamped with recipient’s details
    ribbon: watered ribbon of red merging into white which merges into blue
    named on reverse: 4/515 / LT C.R.G. BASSETT / N.Z.E.F.
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, N2550
  • Notes
    1914-15 Star, WW1
    Part of medal set of 4/515 Signaller Cyril RG Bassett, NZ Engineers Divisional Signal Coy., WW1
    Born Auckland, 3rd January 1892, Cyril Bassett enlisted as a sapper with the Field Engineers, on the outbreak of WW1. He left New Zealand with the Main Body, on 16th October 1914.
    He was the first New Zealander to be awarded the Victoria Cross during WW1, for gallantry during the action at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli on the 7th August 1915. He was evacuated out of Gallipoli on 11th August suffering from an illness, and went on to serve on the Western Front where he was twice wounded. Undertook home service during WW2.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    05 Aug 1914-31 December 1915
    5 August 1914 to 31 December 1915
  • Production
    Blakemore, W H J (medallist)
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
    George V (1910 - 1936), House of Windsor, English reign
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  • Dimensions
    • 1 - Medal diameter : 44.5mm
      (medal: height (including suspension ring): 62mm width: 44.5mm ribbon: 32mm wide)
      ( medal)
    • 2 - Ribbon width : 32mm
      ( ribbon)
    • height : 62mm
      (medal including suspension ring)
  • 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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