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

Badge, military; J R Gaunt & Son; 1914-1918; 2011.140
Name/Title
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.

Maker Role
Maker
Date Made
1914-1918
Medium and Materials
processed material, metal
Inscription and Marks
Cast: "SOYES FERME"
Measurements
h 6mm x l 37mm x w 25mm
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
2011.140

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Barry12 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.
Barry