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. " 12 / 1020 2 / LT. F.W. WATSON 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. The medal is mounted as part of a group of four.
This British War Medal was awarded to 2nd Lieutenant Frederick William Watson who was killed in action at Messines, France on 7 July 1917. He was the great-grandson of Josiah and Ann Flight, who arrived in New Plymouth on the Timandra in 1842.
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