New Zealand WW1 BWM to 72426 Rflm. D. M. Sime N.Z.E.F. - A Coy, 1st Batt, 3rd NZRB
A full size, silver WW1 British War Medal to 72426 Rifleman David Masterton Sime of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
David was a Yardman for a S. J. Carter, giving a Walton Street, Kaikorai, Dunedin address. He lists his Mother as next of kin, at the same address. David was born in Dunedin, New Zealand.
He started his service on the 5th of Feb 1918 as part of A Coy, 38th Infantry Reinforcements. On the 22nd of Feb he was transferred to "detail". He returned from this on the 2nd of March 1918 and was assigned back to A Coy, 38th Infantry Reinforcements. On the 26th of April 1918, he was assigned to A Coy, 37th Infantry Reio. He would proceed with them overseas.
David left New Zealand on the 9th of May 1918, from Wellington, and arrived in the UK and Liverpool on the 24th of June 1918.
He marched into Brockton Camp, and was assigned to the Reserve Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade.
David left for France on the 23rd of Sept 1918, and marched into NZ General Depo Etaples.
He joined A Coy, 1st Battalion, 3rd N.Z.R.B in the field on the 27th of Sept 1918.
On the 20th of Oct, he was evacuated out of the line due to Scabies.
He rejoined his unit in the field on the 31st of Oct 1918.
David embarked for New Zealand in March 1919 from the UK.
He was discharged from the NZ Army on the 21st of May 1919 on termination of hostilities in New Zealand.
His British War Medal is in good condition, with a length of ribbon attached. He was also entitled to a Victory Medal, sadly I do not know the where-a-bouts of.
David's service file can be read online here: