Badge, military; J R Gaunt & Son; c1914-1918; CT78.845a

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Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre Wahi Kahuika - the Meeting Place – a rest on your journey.

Name/Title

Badge, military

About this object

Military badge; hat badge of the 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars). The badge features a central, silver shield, surrounded with '5th M. R. (Otago Hussars), Es Fidelis' in brass, along with a wreath and the British crown.

The 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) was formed on March 17, 1911. It formed part of the Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment so they saw service during the Battle of Gallipoli, Egypt. They later served in France with the New Zealand Division and were the only New Zealand Mounted troops to serve in France.

Maker

J R Gaunt & Son

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

c1914-1918

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass
processed material, metal, silver

Inscription and Marks

Cast: "5th M. R. (OTAGO HUSSARS) / ES FIDELIS"

Measurements

h 9mm x l 60mm x w 50mm
Small

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

CT78.845a

Copyright Licence  

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