Badge, military; [?]; 1914-1918; CT78.847a

Name/Title

Badge, military

About this object

Military badge; the 1st Regiment of the Otago Mounted Rifles. The badge features a central, silver shield, surrounded with '1st Regt Otago M. R. Es Fidelis' in brass, along with a wreath and the British crown.

The Otago Mounted Rifle Regiment was a New Zealand Mounted Regiment formed for service during World War One. It was formed from units of the Territorial Force consisting of the 5th Mounted Rifles (Otago Hussars) the 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles and the 12th (Otago) Mounted Rifles. They saw service during the Battle of Gallipoli, with the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade and was later withdrawn to Egypt. They later left the brigade and served in served in France with the New Zealand Division becoming the only New Zealand Mounted troops to serve in France.

Maker

[?]

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

1914-1918

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

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

Inscription and Marks

Cast: "1st REGT OTAGO M. R. / 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

CT78.847a

Copyright Licence  

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