Medal, British War

British War Medal. The obverse features an uncrowned left facing portrait of King George V. " GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP " is marked around the profile. The reverse features a St George figure on horseback which is trampling a shield representing the Central Powers and a skull and crossbones. A sun is in the background. " 1914 1918 " is marked around the edge of this scene. "20339 PTE. A.B. HARRISON. N.Z.E.F." is inscribed on the edge. The ribbon has a watered orange centre with stripes of black and white at the sides and royal blue edges. It has a safety pin attached to it.
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Arthur Harrison, the son of Belmett Perry Harrison and Sarah Harrison, of Matapu, was farming in the Opunake area before he embarked with B Company of the 16th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion on 21 August 1916. He was killed in action at Ypres, Belgium on 31 July 1917. He was 23. See Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database for further information and a copy of a photograph of Arthur 
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