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Booklet - Continuous Certificate of Discharge, Issued to Martin Spencer-Hogbin, Ministry of War Transport, 1942 Object Reg. No: HT 11982

Continuous Certificate of Discharge issued to Martin Spencer-Hogbin by the Ministry of War Transport. It lists the ships which Martin served on from 1942 to 1950.

Born in Cambridge, England on 27 August 1924 Martin Spencer-Hogbin spent his working life in the shipping industry working primarily for the Blue Funnel Line. In 1957 Martin decided to immigrate to Australia from England, believing it would be a better place to raise children. He travelled via a free passage on the Blue Funnel Line, with his wife and two daughters following as full fare paying immigrants. In Australia he was a superintendent for FG Strang, a stevedoring company, of which he later became director. Martin retired in 1987 and settled in Armadale, Victoria.
Book features a blue cardboard cover, and inside front pages contain personal information about Martin Spencer-Hogbin. Details about his home address and the name of his wife and her address are on the back inside cover page. Information about the ships he worked on, and the date of engagement and discharge, report of character, and signature by the Master seaman are stamped and printed in the middle pages of the book.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 11.0 cm (Width), 16.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, world war ii 1939-1945, certificates, shipping, english immigration, shipping industry
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Martin Spencer-Hogbin, English Migrant & Sailor, 1957
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Issued To: Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, England, Great Britain, 1942
Issued By: Ministry of War Transport, London, England, Great Britain, 1942
User: Mr Martin Spencer-Hogbin, England, Great Britain, 1942-1950

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