New Zealand WW1 Medal 70572 L/Cpl. C. D. Walker N.Z.E.F - Sole Entitlement.
A single, silver, WW1 British War Medal to 70572 Lance Corporal Cyril David Walker, New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
His details are correctly impressed to the edge of his medal.
Cyril was a mechanic prior to his service during WW1. He lists his next of kin as his father of Kingsland, Auckland. He has the same address. Cyril was born in England.
He starts his service on the 18th of Oct 1917, as part of A Coy, 35th Infantry Reinforcements, and goes on to spend 1 year and 24 days in the Army in NZ. He is transferred to the 38th Infantry Reio, and then promoted to Corporal, then to the 39th, and D Coy 40th. Eventually he proceeds oversea's with E Coy, 40th to spend 290 days in the UK.
It is noted on his oversea's service record that his occupation is a "Mechanic", and I just wonder if the NZ Army used his skills to teach and train reinforcement drafts. But at no stage is it mentioned that he is in a "teaching" role.
Cyril arrives in the UK on the 9th of Sept 1918, and is given the rank of Lance Corporal. Sadly he falls ill on the 28th of Sept and the further ill (with German Measles) 9th of Jan, 1919
He embarks back to New Zealand on the 10th of March 1919, to be finally discharged from the Army on the 27th of Aug 1919.
This is Cyril's sole entitlement.
His medal is in good, but very dark toned condition, with a length of what appears to be replacement ribbon attached.
His service file came be viewed here.