Country: New Zealand
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 25/08/1902
Number issued: 2


Gold Maltese crosses, to:

7th New Zealand Mounted Rifles –

4509 Trooper A.J. CAMPBELL

8th New Zealand Mounted Rifles –
6075 Trooper J. LAUGHTON

Presentation made by Mr Weir (missionary for the district), during a welcome-home at Seafield, Cannibal Bay, Owaka.


Otago Daily Times, 1st September 1902
On the 25th ult., at Seafield, the residents of Cannibal Bay and Glenomaru held a most enjoyable social in honour of returned Troopers A.J. CAMPBELL, of the Seventh Contingent, and J. LAUGHTON, of the Eighth, each, of whom was during the evening made the recipient of a gold Maltese cross. Mr Weir, missionary for the district, made the presentation in an appropriate speech. Trooper J. LAUGHTON replied, on the troopers' behalf, and the remainder of the evening was spent in games, singing, etc., which, together with the good things provided, were appreciated by all.
Clutha Leader, 2nd September 1902
Troopers A.J. CAMPBELL (Seventh Contingent) and J. LAUGHTON (Eighth Contingent) were entertained at a welcome home social at Seafield, Cannibal Bay, Owaka, on Monday evening, and presented with gold Maltese crosses.