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Predicate Object 22 Apr 1921 1921-04-22T00:00:00.000Z 1921-04-22T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira,W0152 2015-11-02T00:00:00.000Z 1 2018-12-17T02:44:42.902Z 50 Order of the Day issued to the troops by Lieut. Gen. AS Cobbe prior to the final advance in Mesopotamia. Collected by Staff Captain RG Sellar, Royal Field Artillery, 18 Bn, Indian Division, WW1. General Alexander Cobbe commanded a British force from Baghdad on 23 October 1918. Despite the Armistice of Mudros signed between the Ottoman and Allied forces on 30th October 1918, General Cobbe continued to advance and his troops occupied Mosul on 14th November 1918. Robert Gardiner Sellar was in Hawera practising as a solicitor before he left for England, for health reasons, in May 1915. In England, he took up a commission as Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery. After being wounded in France he was attached to a unit serving in Mesopotamia and Persia, achieving the rank of Captain. He served with the 18th Divisional Indian Artillery (formed 1917) and later served on the North West Frontier before returning to New Zealand in 1919. He initially returned to Hawera before taking up legal practise in Auckland in 1920. Order of Day for final advance in Mesopotamia, WW1 Collection: Staff Captain RG Sellar, Royal Field Artillery, 18 Bn, Indian Division, WW1. Congratulations to the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force after Surrender of the Turkish Army, 9/11/1918 printed on paper; single sheet; printed one side '1 CORPS HEADQUARTERS, ORDER OF THE DAY. No. 1 / All recent news from Europe points to the fact … The quickest road to Peace is by Victory' document, military order
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