24 Feb 2016

WWII commander's medals donated to army museum

6:52 pm on 24 February 2016

The medals belonging to a New Zealand army commander during the Second World War have been donated to the National Army Museum in Waiouru.

Major General Sandy Thomas commanded the 23rd New Zealand Infantry in North Africa and Italy.

He received a number of gallantry medals including the Military Cross and a Distinguished Service Order.

Museum curator Windsor Jones said the donation of the medals complemented those of other great New Zealand commanders on display at the museum.

Major General Thomas is now aged 97 and living in Queensland.