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Predicate Object 02 Oct 2012 2012-10-02T00:00:00.000Z 2012-10-02T00:00:00.000Z 2012.13.4 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2012.13.4 2013-02-13T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T23:12:08.932Z 9F 65 wounded/wars British War Medal, 1914-1918 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. British War Medal 1914-1918, WW1 Awarded to 4/642A Captain Sir Donald Simson, NZEF silver medal; 36mm diameter; straight non-swivelling suspender, with ribbon obverse: head of King George V with the legend ‘GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:’ reverse: Naked figure of St. George on horseback facing right. The horse is trampling on an eagle shield and cross bones Around the edge are the dates, ‘1914’ and ‘1918’ named on rim: 4/642A CAPT. D.SIMSON. N.Z.E.F. ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 32mm wide, orange band in centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes. medal, campaign
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