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Badge, military; J R Gaunt & Son; 1914-1918; CT78.847b

Badge, military; J R Gaunt & Son; 1914-1918; CT78.847b
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 Role
Maker
Date Made
1914-1918
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
CT78.847b

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