Badge, Military NZ Field Artillery; Unknown manufacturer; 1914-1918; WY.2000.12....

Name/Title

Badge, Military NZ Field Artillery

About this object

This is a World War One cap badge from the New Zealand Field Artillery (H Battery).

The badge depicts an old-fashioned gun referring to the long history of artillery and the crown depicts loyalty to the monarch. The motto 'Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt' means 'Wither right and glory lead'.

The NZ Forces in Gallipoli initially introduced a single artillery brigade, with a second added in 1915. Initially local volunteers formed artillery units (batteries). The Artillery had horse-drawn field guns which could be shifted around the battlefields and with these weapons the artillery supported infantry by firing at enemy guns and troops.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1914-1918

Period

1910s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, brass

Inscription and Marks

Front upper: 'N. Z.'
Lower inscribed: 'QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT'
Reverse in ink: 'WY.2000.12.4.23'

Measurements

h 50 mm x w 68 mm x d 15 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

accessories

Object number

WY.2000.12.4.23

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