WW1 New Zealand Wellington Reg Kitbag Sgt E K Blundell DCM Winner. Genuine period kitbag originally owned by.
Sgt E K Blundell who served in the New Zealand Wellington Regiment and awarded the Distinguished conduct medal for gallantry capturing a machine gun position during the First World War. The Distinguished Conduct Medal is awarded to non-commissioned military personnel and the second highest award for gallantry, with the Victoria Cross only ranked higher.Sgt Blundells award was first mentioned in the London gazette: His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal to the undermentioned. Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty in the field: - 28079 Sjt. Published in the London Gazette 26th November 1917. A further citation was published in the London Gazette: 28079 Sjt, E. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. When his platoon commander was wounded he took command of the platoon and led it in a successful attack on a machine gun. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative to his men throughout the operations. Published in the London Gazette 6th February 1918 Supplement 30512 page 1778. This citation was also later published in the New Zealand Evening Post Saturday April 13, 1918.
The kitbag is in good original condition and appears undamaged with no tears to the canvas. Features the original owners name E K Blundell service number and N Z to denote New Zealand. Please look at my other items for more militaria and collectables. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Field Gear". The seller is "1928thompson" and is located in this country: GB.
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