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Royal Mint; MacKennal, Bertram
Medal, long service
Object type Classification: 76796
English: Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Medal awarded to 271274 Alfred Victor Hanson, Engine Room Artificer 1, Royal Navy, HMS Philomel circular silver medal; straight non-swivelling suspension bar; with ribbon (white - blue - white) obverse- head of king facing left; legend around reverse- fully rigged sailing vessel inside circle of tied rope; legend around- FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT medal named- 271274 A.V. HANSON. E.R.A. 1. H.M.S. PHILOMEL
Date 1948; World War 1, 1914-18-wars; Edward VII (1901-1910)-House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-English reign; (1940s)

diameter: 38mm
length: 82mm

notes: length of medal and ribbon on bar
institution QS:P195,Q758657
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Place of creation New Zealand
Credit line Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1259, W1154.5
Notes Long Service and Good Conduct (Navy) Medal awarded to 271274 Alfred Victor Hanson, Engine Room Artificer 1, Royal Navy, HMS Philomel. Alfred Victor Hanson (1888-1948) Alfred Victor Hanson, born 24.5.1888 at Woolwich, England. Began service in Royal Navy on 4 January 1904 as a Boy Artificer working on the 'Fire Queen' and was discharged on 10 June 1945 with the rank of Engine Room Artificer serving on HMS Philomel. Hanson died in New Zealand in 1948. See Certificate of service with details of ships served on, wounds, etc (MS 135) In the Royal Navy, Engine Room Artificers were responsible for the maintenance and operation of mechanical plant. Many began, like Alfred Hanson ss a Boy Artificer, learning the skills of with the skills of fitters, turners or boilermakers, and rose through the ranks from 5th Class to become 1st or 2nd Class ERAs.

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