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 marked on the reverse of the medal. It is mounted with the reverse side upwards.
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This medal was awarded to James Edward Prestidge. who was born in Matapū and schooled at Matapu Primary. During World War II he served as a private in the 14th Brigade Defence and Employment platoon, 14th Brigade Medium Machine Coy., 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force and served in the Pacific. James died on 24/07/2007 and is buried in the RSA section of the Eltham cemetery:  Record number 22151.
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