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Predicate Object 1946.208 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1294, W1121.7 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:38:05.819Z 11 55 1914-15 Star, WW1 Medal awarded to 3/273 Col. Donald N.W. Murray, NZ Medical Corps, N.Z.E.F. citation: mid: L.G. 4 January 1917, p262 : "Mentioned in despatch from General Sir Douglas Haig, GCB, Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France, dated 16th November, 1916." Colonel Donald Norman Watson Murray CMG, DSO (28 August 1876 - 4 September 1945) Career summary from J.B. McKinney, Medical Units of 2 NZEF in Middle East and Italy ( Colonel D. N. W. Murray, CMG, [First World War] DSO, [First World War] m.i.d. (3). Born Auckland, 28 Aug 1876 occupation: Medical Practitioner, Auckland War Service South African War 1900, Corporal Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). WW1: NZEF 1914-19: Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Germany; Commanding Officer Mounted Field Ambulance; Commanding Officer No 2 Field Ambulance; President Travelling Medical Board, Anzac Corps, France; Assistant Director Medical Services (ADMS) New Zealand Division, Germany; Commandant Second Army Medical School, France Post-war: Commanding Officer Military Hospital, Auckland, 1919 WW2: Officer Commanding Troops Hospital Ship Maunganui April 1941-February 1942 Colonel Murray died in Auckland on 4th September 1945. 1914-15 Star, WW1 Part of mounted medal set of 3/273 Col. Donald N.W. Murray, New Zealand Medical Corps, N.Z.E.F. a bronze four pointed star with crown at top; across the face are two crossed swords; suspension ring; with ribbon obverse: central scroll with date 1914-15 surrounded by an oak wreath; superscribed below, monogram initials GV reverse: flat and plain; stamped with recipient’s details ribbon: watered ribbon of red merging into white which merges into blue medal named verso: 3/273 COL. / D.N.W. MURRAY. / N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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