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Predicate Object 1948 1948-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1948-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1948.79 Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N1256, W1154.2 2016-09-06T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:44:33.182Z 1E 23 55 1914-15 Star, WW1 Medal awarded to 27/1274 Alfred Victor Hanson, Engine Room Artificer (3rd Class), Royal Navy, WW1 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. 1914-15 Star, WW1 Medal awarded to 27/1274 Alfred Victor Hanson, Engine Room Artificer 3, Royal Navy. a bronze four pointed star with crown at top; across the face are two crossed swords; suspension ring; with ribbon obverse: at centre on a scroll is date 1914-15 surrounded by an oak wreath; superscribed below, monogram initials GV reverse: flat and plain; stamped with recipient’s details ribbon: watered ribbon of red merging into white which merges into blue named on reverse: 27/1274 A.V. HANSON. / E.R.A. 3. R.N. medal, campaign
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