Defence Medal 1939 - 1945
Awarded to Lieutenant Commander Ernest Hardman.
Ernest Hardman served in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) from 1940 - 1947. He helped, whilst serving with DSTO in MV Theems, in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Le Havre in June 1940. He was hurt during the evacuation, receiving a bomb splinter wound on his right shin bone.
He also worked as a supply officer at Gdansk, Poland, serving there until 1947.
He received the Defence Medal in recognition of the period he served during World War Two.
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