Award, large shell case ; unknown maker; 1937; RX.1998.39.1

Name/Title

Award, large shell case

About this object

This large and very heavy award (almost 5kg) was given to the Roxburgh Platoon by Roxburgh RSA in 1937 for being the most efficient section. It was donated in 1998 along with a variety of war memorabilia.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1937

Period

1930s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
processed material, metal, alloy, steel
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass

Inscription and Marks

Metal plaque with following words:

Presented to
THE ROXBURGH PLATOON
by
THE ROX.R.S.A.
For the most Efficient Section

Two year awards are attached:

1937
No 3 Section
Cpl H Gilchrist

1938
No 1 Section
Cpl L George

the flat end of the shell has a variety of stamps including:

4/15
FF
11 7 99
A in a circle

Measurements

l 560mm x h 165mm x d 180mm
wt 4805g

Object Type

awards

Object number

RX.1998.39.1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
Robin 08 Aug 2019 02:13 AM,UTC

A six-pounder high-explosive made by Nordenfelt. Cpl Harry Gilchrist and Cpl Lloyd George were both killed in action in WW2.

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