Medals, Military

A medal group awarded to Sergeant Andrew John Cosbrook. A Military Medal for bravery is on the left. " 2-191, Sgt. A.J. Cosbrook, 3 By, A.N.Z.C. " is marked on the medal which is mounted together with a 1914-15 star, a British War Medal, a Victory Medal (which bears a mentioned in despatches oak leaf on the ribbon) and a Croix de Guerre.
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These medals were awarded to Sergeant Andrew John Cosbrook, who joined the New Zealand Field Artillery early in World War One. He landed at Gallipoli, and was awarded the Military Medal for his actions on the Cape Helles front in June 1916. He then served on the Western Front, and in September 1916, was MID (Mentioned in Despatches) and awarded a French Croix de Guerre for his actions in finding and rescuing a wounded officer. Cosbrook was killed in France on 3 September 1918, just a few months before the end of the war.
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