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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.6.3 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.6.3 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-06T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T08:31:30.809Z 6F 25 60 sea warfare/wars Victory Medal 1914-18 ES 2485 Charles Anderson, Royal Naval Reserve, WW1 Served: WW1: minesweepers & troopships; WW2: home service. Scottish-born Charles Anderson served as an engineer with the Royal Naval Reserve during WW1. This included service on mine-layers and on troopships, including NZ Transports. He took his discharge in Aberdeen, circa 1919. By the following year Charles Anderson was based in New Zealand. He undertook further qualifications as Second-class Engine Driver for Stationary Engines; and worked as fireman on a number of coastal vessels. During the 1920s he served with the 1st Battalion Taranaki Regiment, being posted to the Reserve in 1927. Charles Anderson was living in Wanganui and was 52 years old when he signed up for war service in April 1941. He was discharged at his own request six months later in October 1941, but had served long enough to qualify for his War Medal 1939-1945 and his New Zealand War Service Medal. Victory Medal 1914-1919, WW1 Medal awarded to ES 2485 Charles Anderson, Royal Naval Reserve, WW1 bronze circular medal, 36mm diameter, ring suspender, with ribbon, part of set obverse: The winged, full-length figure of Victory, with her arm extended and holding a palm branch in her right hand. reverse: inscription ‘THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION, 1914-1919’ surrounded by a wreath. named on edge: 2485 ES C.ANDERSON. ENGN. R.N.R. ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 37mm wide, rainbow pattern. medal, campaign
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