Medal, Memorial Cross [Thomas George Quilter]; New Zealand Government; 1945-1955...


Medal, Memorial Cross [Thomas George Quilter]

About this object

Medal; Memorial Cross in remembrance of Lieutenant Thomas George Quilter who died serving in World War Two. It was heartbreaking to open the case because Thomas' widow, Clara had folded the official telegram notifying her of his death and kept the two together for the rest of her life.

The New Zealand Memorial Cross is awarded to the next of kin of all New Zealand servicemen killed while on war service.


New Zealand Government

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Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed materials, metal, alloy, silver alloy
(sterling silver)
organic, vegetal, cotton

Inscription and Marks

Embossed on the front: 'GVIR' for King George VI
Engraved on back: '23513 QMSJT T.G. Quilter'


medal: h 35 mm x w 35 mm
case: l 85mm x w 65mm x h 25mm
both small

Subject and Association Keywords

military/world war two

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords



Thomas and Clara Quilter collection

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated

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