Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Medal Wednesday

Good evening,

Sorry for the late post, I was trying to find out more about these...

...loaned to us from Room 9 for the afternoon.

They are the British War Medal, 1914-1915 Star, Victory Medal that belonged to 10/2452 Pte H. Marshall, N.Z.E.F., 1st Wellington Btn, and how he was wounded @ Chunuk Bair from his service records. These state
"appt as cook cancelld 8.8.15; joined Battn. 11.8.15; Dischd Hosp. 3.12.15 [and then they go on to detail his service in France, including an abdominal wound]".
Can't seem to find if he was about to become a cook, of if it means something completely different. The date (August 1915) does seem to imply that he was wounded in the August offensives, and the Wellingtons did capture Chunuk Bair, so that fits...

Thanks Mrs McDowell, they were/are fascinating. And quite a privilege to handle.

Today we also investigated the volumes of our lunch boxes...

...and re-enacted the story of Jesus and the little children.

Speaking of Jesus, please come an join us for an Easter Liturgy tomorrow at 12:00. (So no sports gear in the morning.)

Mr Grant

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