WW1 New Zealand Medal Pair to Edwin Hector Herbert Service No. 68716 in the original medal boxes with ribbons and his sterling silver wound badge No. NZ 23176 and unsigned receipt for the Victory Medal
The medal pair are the British War Medal 1914-18 and Victory Medal 1914-19. The medals are impressed 68716 PTE E H HERBERT NZEF. It is
Edwin was born in Dunsley, Yorkshire, England on 15 June 1882. He was a Labourer employed by the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company. He completed his medical exam on 1 Oct 1917 at Belfast, North Canterbury. After enlisting he was posted to F Company 33rd Reinforcements and embarked from Wellington per HMNZT No 99 Athenic on 1 Dec 1917 and disembarked Glasgow on 25 Feb 1918. On 26 Feb 1918 he marched into No 4 Camp Larkhill, Salisbury Plain, and on 6 April 1914 marched to Sling Camp from where he proceeded overseas for France on 26 May 1918 to join his regiment. He received a gunshot wound to his left heel on 30 Sept 1918 and was evacuated to England. He embarked for New Zealand per SS Corinthic from Tilbury on 12 March 1919 and arrived back in New Zealand on 22 April 1919 and received his final discharge on 16 June 1919 on account of illness contracted on active service i.e., pes planus (flatness of the arch of the foot).
He died in Christchurch on 26 Sept 1959. RIP
Link Below to service record from WW1: