Medal, New Zealand War Service

A New Zealand War Service medal 1939-45. The cupro-nickel medal features a portrait of King George VI on the obverse."GEORGE IVS VI D:G: BR OMN:REX FD :IND:IMP" is embossed around the outside. Two fern fronds act as the suspender for the medal. "FOR/SERVICE TO/NEW ZEALAND/1939-1945" is embossed on the reverse of the medal which is attached to a black ribbon edged by thin white stripes. " P. E BUCKRELL " is marked diagonally on the medal on the reverse.
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"The New Zealand War Service Medal was awarded for 28 days' full time service or six months' part time service in any of the New Zealand Armed Forces, the New Zealand National Military Reserve or the Home Guard between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. Eligible part time Home Guard personnel must have completed their six months' part time service between 16 August 1940 and 1 January 1944 (the Home Guard was disbanded in December 1943)." See the New Zealand Defence Force website: 
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