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Predicate Object 02 Oct 2012 2012-10-02T00:00:00.000Z 2012-10-02T00:00:00.000Z 2012.13.5 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2012.13.5 2013-02-13T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T23:42:22.498Z 9F 65 wounded/wars Victory Medal, 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. Victory Medal, WW1 awarded to 4/642A Captain Sir Donald Simson NZEF bronze circular medal; 36mm diameter; ring suspender, with ribbon & oak leaf clasp obverse: The winged, full-length figure of Victory, with her arm extended and holding a palm branch in her right hand. reverse: inscription ‘THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION, 1914-1919’ surrounded by a wreath. ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 37mm wide, rainbow pattern. medal, campaign
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