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New zealand Memorial Cross Medal Group
« on: March 27, 2014, 09:24:55 PM »
This group of Medals and Memorial Cross were awarded to a New Zealander that was killed in Greece during WW2.

Arthur was a member of the 20th Battalion, NZEF. In 1941 his unit was sent to Greece in anticipation of the German invasion. The Germans attacked on 6 April.
The British forces fought well but were overwhelmed and forced to evacuate to the island of Crete.

Arthur was Killed on 27 April, the day before evacuation of his unit. The 20th Battalion acted as a rear guard for the Brigade and probably saw the lion's share of the fighting.

Arthur has no know grave and his name is commemorated on the Athens Memorial. RIP
 
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Re: New zealand Memorial Cross Medal Group
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 09:26:16 PM »
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Re: New zealand Memorial Cross Medal Group
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 11:29:58 PM »
Amazing grouping to an amazing soldier. I am sure he did see a lion's share of fighting. May he RIP.


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Re: New zealand Memorial Cross Medal Group
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 07:48:43 AM »
This is a beautiful set of Medals, and a sad ending for a brave man. The Mother's Cross is always a touching addition to a group.
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Re: New zealand Memorial Cross Medal Group
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 03:40:18 PM »
Kohima,

Nothing like coming out swinging, awesome grouping! Do you keep these on display?

Thank you for sharing.

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Re: New zealand Memorial Cross Medal Group
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2014, 07:45:42 AM »
Thanks all, the medal group was already mounted for display when I found it.

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Kohima
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