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Predicate Object 18 Oct 2018 2018-10-18T00:00:00.000Z 2018-10-18T00:00:00.000Z 2018.63.3.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2018.63.3.1 Gift of the Barrowclough family 2019-09-17T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-17T12:27:29.296Z 60 History of Distinguished Service Order. Introduced by Queen Victoria in 1886 as a reward for distinguished service to junior officers (senior officers qualified for the Order of the Bath) and was issued unnamed until 1938. During WW1 approximately 9900 George V DSOs were awarded. Part of medal set belonging to Sir Harold Eric Barrowclough KCMG, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, ED, PC. Set comprises 17 medals with mentions / commendations, as follows: 1. Distinguished Service Order (DSO), awarded 1918, decoration for 'conspicuous gallantry at Havrincourt Wood.' Otago Daily Times, 2 January 1942. 8. With Bar for DSO, awarded 1942. 2. Military Cross, 1917, decoration 'for gallantry during the Somme offensive.' Otago Witness, Otago Witness,20 June 1917. Supplement, 28. 3. 1914-15 Star, campaign medal 4. British War Medal , campaign medal 5. Victory Medal, , 1918, campaign medal (mounted with reverse face to front), with oak leaves for Mention in Despatches. 6. 1939-45 Star, campaign medal 7. Africa Star, campaign medal 8. Pacific Star, campaign medal 9. Italy Star, campaign medal 10. Defence Medal 1940-45, campaign medal 11. War Medal 1939-45, campaign medal with oak leaf for Mention in Despatches. 12. New Zealand War Service Medal 1939-45, campaign medal 13. Coronation Medal 1953, commemorative medal 14. Efficiency Decoration, service medal 15. New Zealand Long & Efficient Service Medal, service medal 16. Croix de Guerre (France), with Palm 17. Military Cross (Greece) medal, order
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