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First and second World War Naval Group, Atlantic Convoys in 1940.


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First and second World War Naval Group, Atlantic Convoys in 1940.

1914-15 Star, 24093 A. E. Kerwin Sig Boy, R.N; British War and Victory medals, J.24093 A.E. Kerwin SIG.R.N.; 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; 1939-45 War medal; Naval Long Service and Good Conduct (Geo V),24093 A.E. Keratin L. SIG.H.M.S. Heather.

Alfred Edward Kerwin was born in Manchester on the 8th May 1897.

He served from April 1913 and his papers go unto July 1941 when it is noted he was Shore Released.

His service record records the following service

During WW1 he was on various ships including HMS Leander, and HMS Lively.

His papers record a shoulder injury however we cannot read the year.

During WW2 he was on various shore bases, but from 16th April 1940 until 10th August 1949 he was on HMS Asturias, having been on the Northern Patrol  in May 1940 she returned to convoy work with the North Atlantic Escort Force, but in June she was again switched to the Northern Patrol.

In July 1940 Asturias was transferred to the South Atlantic Station.

Condition – NVF, first three heavily polished, service number scratched on last but legible, the group is mounted as worn, there is a gap where a Defence medal is most likely to have been worn given his service.