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Predicate Object 11 Nov 1981 1981-11-11T00:00:00.000Z 1981-11-11T00:00:00.000Z 1981.303 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1953 2016-09-06T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-05-11T03:00:24.446Z 3E 55 Victory Medal, WW1 Medal awarded to Major Clyde McGilp, NZ Field Artillery, NZEF. Mounted on bar with 1914-15 Star and British War Medal. Clyde McGilp, of Birkenhead, Auckland, served with the Field Artillery in Egypt, Gallipoli, and Western Europe. He received a recommendation for his Gallipoli service during Sept. - Dec.1915 .in particular for his very able handling of his battery which “almost enfiladed the whole of the Chunuk Bair position”. The Battery was also thanked by Brigadier-General Hobbs CDA, First Australian Division for their assistance in the attack on Lone Pine Ridge. Citation for DSO awarded in 1917 acknowledged his command of the Battery in the heavy fighting if Gallipoli. On 14 November 1918, four months after his discharge from active service, Clyde McGilp died of influenza while working at the Featherston Training Camp. Victory Medal 1914-19, WW1 Medal awarded to 2/280 Major C McGilp, NZ Field Artillery NZEF. Mounted on bar with 1914-15 Star and British War Medal. circular bronze medal with ribbon; fixed loop and ring suspension 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 markings: edge: 2/280 MAJOR. G. McGILP. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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