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Medals of Commander Harry Thring Bennett : (1) Distinguished Service Order World War II; (2) 1914-1915 Star; (3) British War Medal 1914-1918; (4) Victory medal 1914-1919; (5) Defence medal 1939-1945; (6) War medal 1939-1945; (7) Australian Service Medal 1939-1945.

Date: 1914-1945
Dimensions:
Overall: 120 x 230 mm, 0.3 kg
Display Dimensions: 227 x 15 x 120 mm
Medium: Metal, ribbon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from J Bouvy
Classification:Coins and medals
Object Name: Medal
Object No: 00003836

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    Description
    Medals awarded to Commander Harry Thring Bennett. Featured from left to right are the Distinguished Service Order, World War I with bar; 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal 1914-1918; Victory medal 1914-1919 with oak leaf; Defence medal 1939-1945; War medal 1939-1945; and the Australian Service Medal 1939-1945.
    SignificanceThese medals represent the distinguished naval service of Commander Harry T Bennett during World Wars I and II.
    HistoryHarry T Bennett DSO served in the Royal Navy during World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order; he then transferred to the Royal Australian Navy where he spent most of the 1920s in the Hydrographic Branch undertaking surveys of northern waters and of the Great Barrier Reef. He retired in 1929 but was recalled during World War II where he served firstly as Commander of HMAS PLATYPUS and then as Staff Officer in Sydney of the DEMS (Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships).
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    Assigned title: Medals of Commander Harry Thring Bennett : (1) Distinguished Service Order World War II; (2) 1914-1915 Star; (3) British War Medal 1914-1918; (4) Victory medal 1914-1919; (5) Defence medal 1939-1945; (6) War medal 1939-1945; (7) Australian Service Medal 1939-1945.

    Web title: Service medals of Commander Harry Thring Bennett DSO RN Rtd

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