Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration

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The decoration is an oval skeletal design struck in silver, with parts of the obverse in silver-gilt. It is suspended by a thin silver wire suspension bar which is attached to a small ring at the top on the reverse.

The obverse is an oval silver band, inscribed "COLONIAL AUXILIARY FORCES" and with the Royal Cypher "ERI VII" for "Edwardvs Rex Imperator VII" in skeletal form and in silver-gilt in the centre. The oval is surmounted by a silver-gilt Imperial Crown. On reverse '1910 MAJOR JOHN MEGGETT FORRESTER 3RD BATTALION OTAGO RIFLE VOLS'. Silversmith’s marks for London, 1909, makers mark SG.

The ribbon is dark green suspended from a silver bar-brooch decorated with an oak leaf pattern.
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Culture Waitaki Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
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Collection of the Waitaki Museum. Id 14366


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