Six to Surgeon H.H.Hannesson, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, late Royal Army Medical Corps,
Lot 304
Six to Surgeon H.H.Hannesson, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, late Royal Army Medical Corps,
Sold for £564 (US$ 935) inc. premium
Lot Details
Six to Surgeon H.H.Hannesson, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, late Royal Army Medical Corps,
1939-1945 Star; Burma Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; Campaign Service 1962, one bar, Northern Ireland (R44256 H.H.Hannesson. Surg RFA). Mounted as worn. Very fine or better. (6)

Footnotes

  • Dr Hannes Hannesson was born in Winnepeg on 19th February 1902, he took a B.Sc. degree at the Manitoba University in 1923 and then went to England for further study and became a Surgeon in 1927 and a "Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute". He served as a Captain in the R.A.M.C. during WW2, and served with the Field Ambulance Regiment of Field Artillery, Army Hospitals. He served in Europe and South East Asia, landing in Normandy on D-Day with the first tide on American L.S.T., attached to U.S.A. Naval Forces. He returned to Southampton the following day with the first casualties. He repeated the journey many times, and again landed in France for the Battle of Caen. He proceeded North with the Army across the Seine at Rouen to Lille. He was recalled to the U.K. and posted to Burma, he was demobbed in 1946. He served with the N.H. Service Hospital from 1946-1967. He served in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as a Ship's Surgeon from 1971-75 and saw service in Northern Ireland. Served aboard RFA Sir Tristram, RAF Stromness, RFA Resource.
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