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.
processed materials, metal, alloy, silver alloy
organic, vegetal, cotton
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
Thomas and Clara Quilter collectionCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society IncorporatedObject Type