Medals, John Young Cook; Unknown photographer; Unknown maker; Wright & Son; McMi...

Name/Title

Medals, John Young Cook

About this object

Contained within this wooden frame is a photograph of Rifleman John Young Cook, his British Medal Medallion, his Victory Medal and his Memorial Plaque known as a Dead Man's Penny. Additionally, there is also a memorial scroll.

Having been a volunteer in the Murihiku Mounted Rifles, John enlisted for World War One at Wyndham in 1916. He served on the Western Front in the 1st Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade in D Company. John was killed in action on August 30, 1918 aged 36. He is buried in the Bancourt British Cemetery at Pas de Calais, near Bapaume France.

John's brother, William Affleck Cook died at the Somme, France and is remembered on the New Zealand Memorial, at the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France. When William enlisted in 1914, he listed John as his next-of-kin. At the time, John was working on the family farm 'Dunalister', formerly belonging to Dr James Menzies.

Maker

McMillan, William

Maker Role

Designer

Maker

Wright & Son

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Manufacturer

Maker

Unknown maker

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Compiler

Maker

Unknown photographer

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Photographer

Date Made

1918-1925

Period

1910s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, wood
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy
inorganic, glass

Inscription and Marks

Accession number on back of frame: 'WY89247'.

Measurements

h 440 mm x w 565 mm x d 35 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Object Type

awards

Object number

WY.1989.247

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