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Predicate Object 1946.208 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1296, W1121.6 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:39:10.003Z 13 55 Victory Medal, WW1 Medal awarded to 3/273 Col. Donald N.W. Murray, NZ Medical Corps, N.Z.E.F., WW1 citation: mid: L.G. 31 December 1918, p15231: "Sir D Haig's despatch dated 8th November 1918, submitting names deserving of special mention." 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. Victory Medal 1914-19, WW1 Part of mounted medal set of 3/273 Col. Donald N.W. Murray, New Zealand Medical Corps, N.Z.E.F. circular bronze medal; fixed loop and ring suspension;with ribbon 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: watered colours of red, yellow, green, blue and violet merging into a rainbow pattern medal named on edge: 3/273 COL. D.N.W. MURRAY. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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