Five to Colonel D.N.W.Murray, New Zealand Medical Corps,
1939-1945 Star; Burma Star; War Medal; New Zealand Service Medal; New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal (Col.D.N.W.Murray, N.Z.M.C.). Very fine. (5)
C.M.G. London Gazette January 1.1.1919. D.S.O. London Gazette January 1.1.1917. M.I.D. London Gazette Jan 1917 Jan 1919.
Colonel Donald Norman Watson Murray was born in 1876 he was educated at Auckland College and Grammar School and Edinburgh University , M.B., Ch.B. 1902; Volunteer Medical Staff Corps 1898-1901, South Africa 1900. New Zealand Medical Corps, Captain 1908; Major Aug 1914; Served in operations on the Suez Canal, Gallipoli and France 1916. N.Z. A.D.M.S. The Rhine 1919. Served overseas in WW2 from 22.4.1941 to 10.7.1941 and again from 25.7.1941 to 25.9.1941 and finally 10.10.1941 to 14.12.1941. The remainder of his WW2 service was spent in New Zealand. He died on the 4th September 1945, aged 69, and is remembered at the Auckland (Waikumete) Crematorium.
Sold with assorted research including a Statement of Service for WW2 dated 5th September 1978 confirming his number as 42284 and his WW2 medal entitlement which should consist of a Pacific Star as opposed to a Burma Star..