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Name/title Maker Production date Description
Victory Medal Victory Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of the medal depicts the standing figure of Victory holding a palm branch in her right hand and stretching out her left hand. On the reverse of the medal is a laurel wreath containing a four-line inscription: "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919". The dates are '1914-1919' to include post-war intervention by the Allied nations in the Russian Civil War. The medal is yellow bronze and is attached to the ribbon by a ring.

The ribbon is watered silk with a double rainbow, with indigo at the edges and red in the centre.

Around the edge of the medal is stamped, "8/2830 Pte. G. Addison NZEF"
1914-15 Star Medal 1914-15 Star Medal
Blakemore, William Henry James (b.1871, d.1945)
Circa 1918
The 1914-15 Star is a crowned four-pointed star with crossed swords and a wreath of oak leaves, with the royal cypher at the foot and a central scroll inscribed 1914-15. The 1914-15 Star is identical to the 1914 Star, except for the omission of AUG and NOV, and the scroll across the centre being inscribed 1914-15. The reverse of the 1914-15 Star is plain, except for the inscribed name and service details of the recipient. The medal is bronze and is attached to the ribbon by a ring.

The ribbon is watered silk with red, white and blue stripes. This is the same ribbon as that worn on the 1914 Star.

Issued to -: 6/2485 Capt. J.P. Hewat, N.Z.E.F.
Africa Star Medal Africa Star Medal
Circa 1945
This bronze six-pointed star has a circular centre with the GRI/VI monogram, surmounted by the Royal crown, and inscribed 'THE AFRICA STAR'. The ribbon is pale buff in colour, with a central vertical red stripe, and narrower stripes, one dark blue and the other light blue. The pale buff background symbolises the desert, the central red stripe symbolises the Army, the dark blue stripe symbolises the Navy and Merchant Navy, and the light blue stripe symbolises the Air Force.

The clasp on the ribbon is for the 8th Army.

On verso is '63718 - GNR H J BENSON'

Enclosed is a 35mm colour slide and a print of that image, of the headstone at H J Benson's grave.
War Medal 1939-1945 War Medal 1939-1945
1939-1945
The War Medal 1939-1945. Silver. On the obverse of this medal is the effigy of King George VI. On the reverse is a triumphant lion trampling on a dragon symbolising the Axis powers. The ribbon is the red, white, and blue of the (British) Union Flag. There is a narrow central red stripe with a narrow white stripe on either side. There are broad red stripes at either edge, the two intervening stripes being blue.

Awarded to donor’s father Ivan McDonald.
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935 Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Circa 1935
A silver medal with attached loop and ribbon. The obverse features conjoined half-length busts of King George V and Queen Mary wearing crowns and robes of state; around, GEORGE . V . AND . QUEEN . MARY . MAY . VI . MCMXXXV. The reverse has a crowned monogram GRI (Translation - George King and Emperor) with the dates of his reign at either side, MAY 6 1910 May 6 1935.

The ribbon is purple with three narrow stripes of dark blue, white, and dark blue at each edge.

This medal was presented to W.H. Frith, a former Mayor of Oamaru.
British War Medal British War Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of this medal shows the uncrowned left-facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal. The reverse of the medal depicts St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers, and a skull and cross-bones (the emblems of death). Above, the sun has risen in victory. The figure is mounted on horseback to symbolise man's mind controlling a force of greater strength than his own, and thus alludes to the scientific and mechanical developments and machines which helped to win the war.

The ribbon consists of an orange watered centre, with thin stripes of white and black at each side, and borders of royal blue.

Around the edge of the medal is stamped "8/2830 Pte. G. Addison. N.Z.E.F."
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
1901
The medal is round and made of silver. The obverse of the medal depicts a Royal Crown superimposed over a crossed sword and sceptre and surrounded by fern fronds. The reverse bears the inscription FOR LONG AND EFFICIENT SERVICE. The medal's suspension is a ring, which passes through a loop fixed to the top of the piece.The medal is suspended from a ribbon crimson in colour with two central white stripes (this medal would have originally been issued with a plain crimson ribbon.)

Engraved around the rim of the medal is "No 79 Sert. Robt Munro. Nth Dunedin Rifle Vols. (1901). North Dunedin Rifle Volunteers Medal.
1914-15 Star Medal 1914-15 Star Medal
Blakemore, William Henry James (b.1871, d.1945)
Circa 1918
The 1914-15 Star is a crowned four-pointed star with crossed swords and a wreath of oak leaves, with the royal cypher at the foot and a central scroll inscribed 1914-15. The 1914-15 Star is identical to the 1914 Star, except for the omission of AUG and NOV, and the scroll across the centre being inscribed 1914-15. The reverse of the 1914-15 Star is plain, except for the inscribed name and service details of the recipient. The medal is bronze and is attached to the ribbon by a ring.

The ribbon is watered silk with red, white and blue stripes. This is the same ribbon as that worn on the 1914 Star.

Engraved on back 'Lieut. F Chilton - A & S Highrs.' Originally from framed collection of medals Bronze star.
Victory Medal Victory Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of the medal depicts the standing figure of Victory holding a palm branch in her right hand and stretching out her left hand. On the reverse of the medal is a laurel wreath containing a four-line inscription: "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919". The dates are '1914-1919' to include post-war intervention by the Allied nations in the Russian Civil War. The medal is yellow bronze and is attached to the ribbon by a ring.

The ribbon is watered silk with a double rainbow, with indigo at the edges and red in the centre.

'Lieut F Chilton' on rim.
1914 Star Medal 1914 Star Medal
Blakemore, William Henry James (b.1871, d.1945)
Circa 1917
The 1914 Star is a crowned four-pointed star with crossed swords and a wreath of oak leaves, with the royal cypher at the foot and a central scroll inscribed "AUG NOV 1914". The reverse of the 1914 Star is plain, except for the inscribed name and service details of the recipient. The medal is bronze and is attached to the ribbon by a ring.

The ribbon is watered silk with red, white and blue stripes. This is the same ribbon as that worn on the 1914-15 Star.

Engraved on back 'Lieut F N Houston York & Lanc R.' From a framed collection of medals.
British War Medal British War Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of this medal shows the uncrowned left-facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal. The reverse of the medal depicts St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers, and a skull and cross-bones (the emblems of death). Above, the sun has risen in victory. The figure is mounted on horseback to symbolise man's mind controlling a force of greater strength than his own, and thus alludes to the scientific and mechanical developments and machines which helped to win the war.

The ribbon consists of an orange watered centre, with thin stripes of white and black at each side, and borders of royal blue.

On the edge is "6/3279 - P.T.E. W. Collins N.Z.E.F."
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
1901
The medal is round and made of silver. The obverse of the medal depicts a Royal Crown superimposed over a crossed sword and sceptre and surrounded by fern fronds. The reverse bears the inscription FOR LONG AND EFFICIENT SERVICE. The medal's suspension is a ring, which passes through a loop fixed to the top of the piece.The medal is suspended from a crimson ribbon.

Capt J M Forrester, Queen's Rifles, Vol (1901).
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal New Zealand Territorial Service Medal
1922-1931
Silver medal. Obverse: head of King George V facing left, legend around: NEW ZEALAND TERRITORIAL / 12 YEARS SERVICE
Reverse: kiwi in wreath of ferns tied with bow
rim engraved "is "Capt F.W.Horton - NFL Marl. M.R."
The ribbon is khaki with crimson edges.
Oamaru District High Dux Medal Oamaru District High Dux Medal
John Hislop
1881
Silver medal, Maltese cross shaped. The centre is a raised circle. Raised on this circle is Oamaru High School Dux 1881. On the back is "HISLOP.”

Attached to the medal is a black ribbon with a silver bar top and bottom. The lower bar is engraved on the edges. In the middle is "George G. Jackson." The top bar is engraved "Presented By James Holmes ESQ" This bar has a long pin slightly bent at the back, this fits into a curved hook.
Victory Medal Victory Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of the medal depicts the standing figure of Victory holding a palm branch in her right hand and stretching out her left hand. On the reverse of the medal is a laurel wreath containing a four-line inscription: "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919". The dates are '1914-1919' to include post-war intervention by the Allied nations in the Russian Civil War. The medal is yellow bronze and is attached to the ribbon by a ring.

The ribbon is watered silk with a double rainbow, with indigo at the edges and red in the centre.

On edge - "63305 PTE. J. W. Cowan. N.Z.E.F."

Originally on display at Early Settlers Association with portrait of John Cowan, World War One memorial plaque (Dead Man's Penny) and accompanying printed note from King George V.
Victory Medal Victory Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of the medal depicts the standing figure of Victory holding a palm branch in her right hand and stretching out her left hand. On the reverse of the medal is a laurel wreath containing a four-line inscription: "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919". The dates are '1914-1919' to include post-war intervention by the Allied nations in the Russian Civil War. The medal is yellow bronze and is attached to the ribbon by a ring.

The ribbon is watered silk with a double rainbow, with indigo at the edges and red in the centre.

Around the edge is engraved :1 641 PTE. R.S. MITCHELL 16 BN. A.I.F".
British War Medal British War Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of this medal shows the uncrowned left-facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal. The reverse of the medal depicts St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers, and a skull and cross-bones (the emblems of death). Above, the sun has risen in victory. The figure is mounted on horseback to symbolise man's mind controlling a force of greater strength than his own, and thus alludes to the scientific and mechanical developments and machines which helped to win the war.

The ribbon consists of an orange watered centre, with thin stripes of white and black at each side, and borders of royal blue.

On rim "9/1900 G N R. D.O. Mitchell N.Z.E.F.
British War Medal British War Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of this medal shows the uncrowned left-facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal. The reverse of the medal depicts St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers, and a skull and cross-bones (the emblems of death). Above, the sun has risen in victory. The figure is mounted on horseback to symbolise man's mind controlling a force of greater strength than his own, and thus alludes to the scientific and mechanical developments and machines which helped to win the war.

The ribbon consists of an orange watered centre, with thin stripes of white and black at each side, and borders of royal blue.

"R S Mitchell" is on side.
British War Medal British War Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of this medal shows the uncrowned left-facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal. The reverse of the medal depicts St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers, and a skull and cross-bones (the emblems of death). Above, the sun has risen in victory. The figure is mounted on horseback to symbolise man's mind controlling a force of greater strength than his own, and thus alludes to the scientific and mechanical developments and machines which helped to win the war.

The ribbon consists of an orange watered centre, with thin stripes of white and black at each side, and borders of royal blue.

Around the edge is Cpl. G E Glen NZEF.
Victory Medal Victory Medal
McMillan, William (b.1887, d.1977)
Circa 1919
The obverse of the medal depicts the standing figure of Victory holding a palm branch in her right hand and stretching out her left hand. On the reverse of the medal is a laurel wreath containing a four-line inscription: "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919". The dates are '1914-1919' to include post-war intervention by the Allied nations in the Russian Civil War. The medal is yellow bronze and is attached to the ribbon by a ring.

The ribbon is watered silk with a double rainbow, with indigo at the edges and red in the centre.

On the edge is "CPL G E GLEN NZEF".
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