Military Medals, 1882-1945; 1882-1945; 2012_180_22_54-60


Military Medals, 1882-1945

About this object

A collection of British and New Zealand medals. 54. Medal ribbon, dark creamy yellow with dark blue stripes, this possibly could be for the first South African War medal 1877-1879. 55. Medal ribbon, purple. 56/58. The War Medal, with the head of King George VI on front and a Lion crushing its enemies 1939-1945 on the back. The ribbon is red, blue, white either side of a red stripe. 57/59. New Zealand War Service Medal. King George VI on front with a silver fern and 'For Service to New Zealand 1939-1945' on the back. Black ribbon with white edges.
60. Egypt campaign medal 1882-1899 Silver medal, portrait of Queen Victoria and 'VICTORIA REGINA ET IMPERATRIX' on front, Sphinx on back with words 'Egypt 1882’. Around the edge is engraved '823 Pte J.M. ....' the rest has been polished away.

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Ribbons: 3.2cm width, 58-59. 3.5cm diameter, 60. 3.7cm diameter

Subject and Association Description

medals, military

Credit Line

Sharon Dowson- Middleton

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