Medal, British War

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. " BARFORD BADLAND " 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. A safety pin is attached to the ribbon.
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Barford Badland married Elizabeth Borrie in April 1903 and was farming at Manaia when he enlisted for service in the artillery in May 1916. He served as a gunner in the 20th Reinforcements of the New Zealand Field Artillery. He died on 19 July 1952 and is buried in the Manaia cemetery.
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