Display Number:  1107  
Name:  Kirkwood  Ronald A
Rank:  Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Service Number:  
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Ronald Kirkwood, who was prominent in yachting circles in New Zealand prior to the outbreak of the First World War, served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve for part of the war.


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Medal Description (Left to Right):  
  • British War Medal - Recognises the successful conclusion of the First World War. Its coverage was later extended to recognise service until 1920, recognising mine clearing operations at sea, and participation in operations in North and South Russia, the eastern Baltic, Siberia, the Black Sea and the Caspian.
  • Victory Medal - Was issued to all those who had already qualified for the 1914 Star or the 1914-15 Star, and to most persons who had already qualified for the British War Medal. It was awarded to all New Zealand troops serving overseas, except for those who arrived in Samoa after 30 August 1914 and those serving in Great Britain only. It is also sometimes referred to as the "Allied War Medal", because the same basic design and double rainbow ribbon were adopted by 13 other allied nations.