Medal, Victory

A Victory Medal. The obverse features a standing Victory figure. The figure is holding a palm branch in her left facing hand and extending her right facing arm. " THE GREAT / WAR FOR / CIVILISATION / 1914-1919 " is marked on the reverse inside a leaf design." 23/88 PTE J. BURR N.Z.E.F. " is inscribed on the edge. The ribbon is missing and the metal's surface is badly scratched.
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James Burr was the son of Mr and Mrs Herman (Harry) Burr, of Tarata, Inglewood. He served as a rifleman with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade during World War I and died of wounds in France on 16 September 1916.
James' birth name was Alti Rudolph, and his parents Otto Herman Burr and Bertha Noffke were from Germany.
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