Hamilton High School Drill Champion Medal: Edward Victor Simpson (1925)
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Hamilton High School Drill Champion Medal won by Edward Victor Simpson (1907-1962), uncle of Joan Simpson, in 1925. Edward was born in Tauranga and worked as a photojournalist. His article on big game fishing appeared in a booklet; Tauranga and the Mount in 1947. He never married, and died in Hamilton on 9 August 1962. Edward was buried in Hamilton Park Cemetery. Photo: Debbie McCauley.
The medal is gold coloured with two silver ferns running up each side with their stems crossed at the base. In the centre of the medal is the Hamilton High School shield with the letters “HHS” on top.