Country: New Zealand
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 10/07/1902

Number issued: 1


Gold medal and sovereign case, to:

7th New Zealand Mounted Rifles –

4682 Sergeant [Sergeant-Major] Capel Hamilton KENT (also served as 1647 Cpl Kent, 5th N.Z.M.R.)

Presentation made by the Rev. Mr Guy.



Evening Star, 11th July 1902


The members and friends of the Abbotsford Methodist Church last evening presented Sergeant-major KENT, of the Fifth Contingent, with a gold medal and sovereign case as a token of their good fellowship and of the good feeling towards him. His Worship the Mayor presided, and the presentation was made by the Rev. Mr Guy. Sergeant-major KENT briefly but sincerely thanked the donors. A number of solos, recitations, and anthems were rendered by the choir and others; and a short address was given by the Rev. Mr Southern. In the anthems Mr E. Kerr played on the comet. The social closed by the singing of a verse of the National Anthem and the doxology. The Rev. Mr Ward pronounced the benediction.


Surname: KENT
Reg No: 1647
Given Names: Capel Hamilton
Contingent: Fifth
Rank: Private
Unit: No 15 Company (Otago Section)
Joined from: none
County/City: Taieri
Occupation: Storeman
Ship: “Gymeric”, 31 March 1900
Address: Abbotsford, near Dunedin
Next of Kin: Meelson, Ms Kathleen
Next of Kin Address: Abbotsford, near Dunedin (same)
Relationship to soldier: unknown