New Zealand: The New Zealand Memorial Cross

Ribbon: Mauve silk (Elizabeth II issue is pin-back with no ribbon).

Instituted: 12 September 1947 by King George VI.

Awarded: To the next-of-kin of service personnel killed on active service (since 1995, this includes deaths during peace-keeping operations). Award is made to the nearest female relative - if there is both a mother and a wife 2 Crosses are awarded.

George VI Issue

Elizabeth II issue

George VI Issue

Elizabeth II Issue

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