My father Cecil Bridgen was a deck officer in the Port Line, from cadet in the mid-1930s to 1st Lieutenant by 1945, serving much of WW2 on the Port Chalmers. He died in 1960 after a long battle with cancer, when I was in my early teens and my sisters were younger. Our parent's or any older generation in the family had all died by our early adulthood, so we only have scattered memories of our father, and no-one to ask who knew him. We have few mementoes, but my younger sister has the incomplete set of his war medals, and his complete row of miniatures. These include the 1939-45 Star and the Atlantic Star, as one might expect, but also the Africa Star and the Burma Star. We are mystified about why these last two medals would have been awarded to our father, but assume that they must arise from his service aboard the Port Chalmers. Can anyone offer any useful information, or suggest relevant directions of enquiry? We would be very grateful if anyone can help.