Badge, military; J R Gaunt & Son; 1914-1918; 2011.140


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Badge, military

About this object

Military badge; a brass coloured badge featuring a lion holding a pennant flag above the words: "Soyes Ferme".

This is the cap badge of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, formed on 1 May 1915 as the 3rd Brigade of the New Zealand Division, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. During the first World War it fought in Egypt, against the Senussi, and then on the Western Front. It was disbanded on 4 February 1919.


J R Gaunt & Son

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks



h 6mm x l 37mm x w 25mm

Subject and Association Keywords

modern history, 20th century, World War I (1914-1918)

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

Object Type

personal effect

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Barry 12 Aug 2012 09:41 AM,UTC

These badges were also worn by the Northern and Central military districts of the National Military Reserve, in NZ from September 1940.

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