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A New Zealand Engineers uniform badge, possibly belonging to Edward Cain of Te Kiri. The badge is circular and bronze, topped with a crown and a lion. The front of the badge has ' NZE ' embossed in the centre, with the words ' QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT ' embossed around the outside of the badge. On the reverse are two loops with a pin for attaching to clothing or similar.
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This badge is believed to have belonged to Edward Cain, who lived in Te Kiri prior to enlisting in World War One. He served as a rifleman in the Machine Gun Corps, before being discharged for being overage. It is possible he collected this badge during his service as it is unlikely it was awarded to him as a rifleman.
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