WW1 NZEF medal group of two brothers K.I.A (Passchendaele) - McIlroy


Scarce family medal group to brothers killed in action on "New Zealand's bloodiest day" 12/10/1917 , Passchendaele. BWM & Victory medal to: Lt Thomas Mcilroy & BWM to Cpl Arthur Harold Mcilroy both hailing from Kumara West Coast. Both 17th reinforcements . Medals correctly impressed ; Victory medal 24311 Lieut GTMcilroy & BWM to 17807 Cpl AH Mcilroy . Lt Mcilroy had prewar territorial service in Greymouth & was a Nelson Collegiate oldboy ( see WW1 Nelson Collegiate Active service booklet). Cpl Mcilroy born Kumara 25/11/17 (24 when KIA) & a grocer at the family business. Interestingly his denomination is listed as "Episcopalian". These brothers were one of 18 sets of NZ brothers to die on the same day in WW1 & one of 6 sets of 12/10/17 at Passchendaele.

Group comprises;

BWM & VM Lt McIlroy

BWM Cpl McIlroy

NZRB commemorative death programme for both brothers 

Various WW1 17th reinforcement photos & UK Officer training photos

Nelson Collegiate 1911 Rugby 1st 15 pic featuring G Mcilroy 

Trenchblackened NZRB epaulette badge & Dinks buttons

Coloured fabric from WW1 plane "souvenireed & annotated from Arthur Mcilroy ".

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