Medal, Victory

A Victory Medal. The yellow bronze medal features a standing Victory figure on the obverse. The figure is holding a palm branch in her left facing hand and extending her right facing arm. " THE GREAT / WAR FOR / CIVILISATION / 1914-1919 " is marked on the reverse inside a leaf design. "36959 L/CPL F.J. EVETTS N.Z.E.F. " is inscribed on the edge. The ribbon is a double rainbow colour with crimson on the edges and red in the centre.
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Frank Evetts was working as a bootmaker in New Plymouth before he enlisted to serve with the 1st Regiment of the 10th New Zealand contingent in the South African War. He was listed as working as a barman when he enlisted again during World War I with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Evans embarked in January 1917. He died in New Plymouth in 1951 and is buried in Te Henui cemetery.
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