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Predicate Object 15 Nov 2001 2001-11-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-11-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.32.4 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.32.4 2002-01-10T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:44:42.419Z 9C 70 Victory 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. Victory Medal 1914-18 awarded to 12/257 Lieut. William Stanley Stichbury, DCM, Auckland Infantry Battalion, WW1 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. medal inscribed on edge with recipient's name: 12/257 2/LT. W.S. STICHBURY N.Z.E.F. maker's initials at lower rhs: W McM ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 37mm wide, rainbow pattern. part of medal set with DCM, 1914-15 Star and British War Medal medal, campaign
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