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A 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. " "3/2147 (T) MAJOR R.C. Brewster 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 is mounted as part of a group of three.
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This British War Medal was awarded to Dr Rex Carrington Brewster of New Plymouth. He embarked with the 12th Reinforcements New Zealand Medical Corps, No. 2 Field Ambulance Reinforcements on 6 May 1916 and served as a medical officer in Palestine.
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