HURLEY, Percy George

Display Number:  1003  
Name:  Hurley  Percy George
Rank:  Chief Petty Officer Mechanic Service Number:  NZ13487
Date Joined:  28th September 1950 Date Discharged:  12th December 1971

Percy Hurley joined the Royal New Zealand Navy as a stoker in 1950. He served afloat onboard the cruisers, Bellona, Black Prince and Royalist; the frigates, Kaniere, Hawea, Rotiti and Pukaki (including at least one deployment to Korean waters during the war) and the survey ship Lachlan. At the end of his time in the Navy he was seconded to the Singaporean Navy as an instructor in basic mechanical engineering for which he was awarded the Singaporean Military Good Service Medal.

 

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Medal Description (Left to Right):  
  • United Nations Medal (Korea) on a Korean Medal ribbon
  • United Nations Medal (Korea) - Awarded for service during the Korean War (1 July 1950 to 27 July 1953) and for service in the first twelve months following the Armistice. It was manufactured in the language of each country that participated in the United Nations force in Korea. The ribbon is a blue background with a series of white stripes across its width. These are the basic colours of the United Nations.
  • Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1954 onward - Originally awarded for 21 years exemplary conduct, but the period was reduced to 10 years in 1874, then later increased to 15 years. In March 1981 commissioned officers became eligible after 15 years service, provided at least twelve of those were served in the ranks. 
  • Singaporean Military Good Service Medal - 

Note: It is unclear why the first medal is incorrect, i.e a duplicate medal with an incorrect ribbon.