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Predicate Object 02 Oct 2012 2012-10-02T00:00:00.000Z 2012-10-02T00:00:00.000Z 2012.13.3 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2012.13.3 2013-02-13T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T22:45:23.541Z 9F 70 wounded/wars 1914-1915 Star, WW1 Awarded to 4/642A Captain Donald Petrie Simson, New Zealand Engineers (British Section) NZEF, WW1 Donald Petrie Simson enlisted in the UK on 23 September 1914, transferring to the NZ Field Engineers while in Egypt as Commanding Officer. He served on Gallipoli and was wounded on 6th May 1915 at the Daisy Patch, Cape Hellas, receiving a serious gunshot wound to his head and face. He left for New Zealand on the SS Willochra three days later as a convalescent and was discharged on 9th June 1916. 1914-1915 Star, WW1 Awarded to 4/642A Captain Donald Simson NZEF, WW1 bronze four pointed star; 55mm width; ring suspender; with ribbon obverse: a four pointed star having the uppermost point replaced by a crown, two crossed swords, the points and handles of which protrude between the points of the star. In the centre on a scroll is the date ‘1914-15’; this is surrounded by an oak wreath, on the bottom of which is a ‘G’ which encloses a ‘V’. reverse: name inscription: 4/642A / CAPT. D.SIMSON / NZEF ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 32mm wide, a watered ribbon of red merging into white which merges into blue. medal, campaign
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