Croix de Guerre

A French Croix de Guerre. The bronze cross also features crossed swords. The centre off the obverse of the cross features a right facing profile of a women wearing a laurel wreath which represents the French Republic. " REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE " is marked around the edge. " 1914-1916 " is marked on the reverse. The green and orange striped ribbon is attached to the cross through a horizontally pierced barrel suspender. A palm is mounted on the ribbon.
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This medal was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of a large collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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