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A French Volunteer Combatants Cross (Croix du Combattant Volontaire) . The bronze cross features a left facing helmeted man " REPVBLOVE FRANCAISE " is marked in a border around this design. The arms of the cross are ornamented with foliage designs and a sword stands upright in the centre. " COMBATTANT VOLONTAIRE / 1914-1918 " is marked on the reverse. The cross is attached to a ribbon featuring orange, green and yellow stripes.
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This medal was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of a large collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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