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New Zealand 1945 Victoria Cross Recipient, 'Jack' Hinton pewter presentation tankard. Engraved: 'Sgt J. Hinton. VC., New Zeeland (SIC) Infantry, England, 1945-Ted'. Sergeant John Daniel 'Jack' Hinton, VC, born 1909 died 1997. Hinton served with 20th Bn, 2NZEF (Canterbury Regt). Service in North Africa & then to Greece. Awarded the Victoria Cross for actions in the retreat from Greece at Kalamata 28/29 April 1941 when he was wounded & captured. Hinton escaped twice & had several escape attempts from German POW camps. He was presented the Victoria Cross by King George VI, at Buckingham Palace after his repatriation, on May 11, 1945. This tankard/mug was evidently presented on that occasion by a friend or comrade. Nice patination. VGC. Extremely scarce VC Winner's personal item. Ex-Mitch Evans museum Norfolk Is.AVAILABLE at A$250