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Predicate Object 08 May 2016 2016-05-08T00:00:00.000Z 2016-05-08T00:00:00.000Z 2016.26.4 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2016.26.4 Gift of the Marshall family 2016-06-09T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:42:15.747Z 10B 70 British War Medal, WW1 Awarded to 7/1866 Corporal George Leonard Marshall, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1NZEF George Leonard Marshall enlisted in August 1915 as a trooper with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, Eighth Reinforcements. In Egypt by the end of the year, Marshall served in the Sinai before contracting scarlet fever in March 1916. Shortly after, he transferred to the NZ Field Artillery as a gunner. In 1917-8 he transferred again, this time to the First Canterbury Infantry Regiment to join his younger brother Hector. Both brothers were wounded at Messines on 7 June 1917. Though wounded himself, George Marshall carried his brother one mile across the battle field to safety. Hector was subsequently invalided back to New Zealand while George recuperated in England, rejoining his regiment in November of that year. During WW2 Marshall joined the Home Guard where he trained machine gunners. Victory Medal, WW1 Medal awarded to 7/1866 Corporal George Leonard Marshall, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1NZEF medal and ribbon; ribbon sewn to form loop, seam on medal obverse. (Ribbon is incorrect and is for the British War Medal) inscribed on edge: 7/1866. L/SJT. G. L. MARSHALL. N.Z.E.F. suspension: bar medal, campaign
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