Australia Service Medal: Sub Lieutenant R H Middleton, RAN

Accession Number REL28652.005
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Nickel silver
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1949-1950
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Australia Service Medal. Impressed around edge with recipient's details.

History / Summary

S6271 Ronald Herbert Middleton enlisted in the RAN at Port Sydney in 1941. He served as a steward in shore establishments in Sydney, Brisbane, Bribie Island, Townsville, Darwin and Canberra. In 1944-1945 he served in the minesweepers HMAS Huon and Goonabee. Although his personal records give his substantive rank as Able Seaman steward, photographic evidence suggests that he may have been a Petty Officer. He is thought to have taken part in clandestine intelligence work in the Pacific islands, operating out of Darwin and Townsville.