WW2 New Zealand War Service Medal (NZWSM), Full Ribbon 32mm
The New Zealand War Service Medal (NZWSM) was a New Zealand campaign medal for service in World War II.The NZWSM was approved in 1946, and was awarded to members of the New Zealand armed forces, the National Military Reserve and the Home Guard, as well as the New Zealand Merchant Navy and Naval Auxiliary Patrol Service. It was awarded in addition to, and worn immediately after, the standard Commonwealth campaign awards for World War II.
The NZWSM was awarded for 28 days' full-time aggregated service or six months' part-time aggregated service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. Service brought to an end by death on duty, or due to wounds sustained on duty, or honourable discharge as a result of such wounds, automatically qualified for award of the medal