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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2017-03-22T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:46:44.020Z 3E 55 WW1 Medal ribbon bar; 14 - 15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal ribbons with Bronze oak leaf badge Awarded to Major Clyde McGilp, NZ Field Artillery, NZEF. 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. Medal ribbon bar for 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, WW1 Medal ribbon bar of 2/280 Major Clyde McGilp, 1st Battery Field Artillery, NZEF comprises: ribbons for 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal three ribbons folded and mounted on [card] Oak leaf badge, bronze, fixed to Victory medal ribbon 1914 Star ribbon: watered moire red, white and blue British War Medal ribbon: orange ribbon with blue black and white stripes at edges Victory Medal ribbon: rainbow colours medal ribbon bar
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