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Predicate Object 15 Nov 2001 2001-11-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-11-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.32.3 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.32.3 2002-01-10T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:30:15.823Z 9C 70 British War Medal awarded to 12/257 Lieut. William Stanley Stichbury, DCM, Auckland Infantry Battalion, NZEF, WW1. William Stanley [Stan] Stichbury, of Epsom, Auckland, served in Gallipoli from 25 April 1915 until evacuation on 20 December 1915. He participated in the Battle of the Landing, Daisy Patch, Quinn’s Post, and in the advance on the Apex during the August offensive. His sketch map shows the Turkish and Anzac positions near the Apex, in August 1915, while the Range Card shows the direction and distance of objects from No 4 Post. Private Stichbury was promoted to Sergeant-Major and later commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant. While in France he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty over the period June 1917-January 1918. British War Medal 1914-20 awarded to 12/257 Lieut. William Stanley Stichbury, DCM, Auckland Infantry Battalion, WW1 part of medal set with DCM, 1914-15 Star and Victory Medal 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: 12/257 2/LT. W.S. STICHBURY. 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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