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Veterans of the Arctic Convoys 1941 - 1945

Bill Abbey

 24 August 2010


HMS Kent, HMS Suffolk

Royal Navy

Joe Bartlett

21 July 1995


 HMS Caprice

Royal Navy

Arthur Bassett-Burr

4 August 1999


HMS Sheffield

Royal Navy

Michael Biegel

8 May 2016


SS Dolabella

Merchant Navy

David C Boyes

18 August 2018


HMS Belfast

Royal Navy

Bill Brokenshaw

13 September 2011


HMS Chiltern

Royal Navy

Len Burton

29 July 2011


HMS Activity

Royal Navy

John Calkin

13 February 1996


SS Empire Beaumont

Merchant Navy

Jim Campbell

3 July 2013


SS Induna

Merchant Navy

William (Bill) Carson

29 October 1985


HMS Trinidad

Royal Navy

Henry (Harry) P. Carter

21 April 2014


HMS Goodall

Royal Navy

W E (Bill) Chipp

3 April 2011


HMS Kent

Royal Navy

Colin Christensen

16 September 2007


HMS Zealous

Royal Navy

David Christison

31 October 2012


HMS Caesar

Royal Navy

Matt Clapham

28 July 2018


HMS Nigeria

Royal Navy

David Collingwood

3 April 2008


HMS Lookout

Royal Navy

Ron Colman

9 November 2011


HMS Sheffield

Royal Navy

Robert A. Cotcher

16 June 2016


HMS Vindex

Royal Navy

Douglas Dawson

 26 April 1999


HMS Volage

Royal Navy

James Day

30 March 2012


HMS Victorious

Royal Navy

Rholda Draffin

23 September 1997


 SS San Ambrosio

Merchant Navy

Ian Dymock QSM

9 June 2015


Merchant Navy Assn

Merchant Navy

Les Edwards

4 April 2013


HMS Speedwell

Royal Navy

Henry Erlandsen

16 April 1996


SS Harmatris

Merchant Navy

Chris Fletcher

16 October 2010


HMS Forester

Royal Navy

Douglas (Jock) Forbes

14 January 1978


HMS Echo

Royal Navy

Gordon Forrester

5 December 2010


HMS Offa

Royal Navy

John Foster

23 August 2017


SS Samgara

Merchant Navy

Jim Gallie

16 January 2013


HMS Victorious

Royal Navy

W E (Bill) Gallie

28 March 2014


HMS Renown

Royal Navy

Ken Gerrell

7 November 2007


HMS Obedient

Royal Navy

Hugh Gibson

6 May 2001


SS Empire Galliard

Merchant Navy

John Gilbert

18 August 2001


HMS Activity

Royal Navy

Doug Gooday

30 October 2009


HMS Victorious

Royal Navy

Wilf Goodier

25 August 2018


HMS Jamaica and Tartar

Royal Navy

Allan Gore

24 October 2008


HMS Queen

Royal Navy

George G. Gosling

23 October 2008


HMS Black Prince

Royal Navy

Thomas Grainger

28 November 2015


HMS Byron

Royal Navy

Charlie Gray

15 April 2010


SS El Almirante

Merchant Navy

R N G (Ron) Hancock

5 October 2015


HMS Javelin

Royal Navy

Alf Hargreaves

30 January 2016


HMS Loch Killin

Royal Navy

Trevor Husband

5 June 2008


HMS Onslaught

Royal Navy

G B W (Brian) Johnson

29 April 2016


HMS Keppel

Royal Navy

Kenneth Johnson

1 October 2010


HMS Anson

Royal Navy

Murray R Kerr

1984


HMS Black Prince

Royal Navy

W Leitch

22 January 2007


HMS Duke of York

Royal Navy

William McCallum

March 2001


Empire Line Tanker

Merchant Navy

Louis McCleary

30 July 2010


HMS Bermuda

Royal Navy

Derek McDonald

15 November 2007


HMS Tracker

Royal Navy

Paul de H. McGee

17 September 2009


HMS Duke of York

Royal Navy

C G (Mac) McKinley

19 October 2009


HMS Howe

Royal Navy

T. W. (Bill) Megennis

23 September 2016


HMS Norfolk

Royal Navy

Alan McLauchlan

6 September 2006


HMS Bermuda

Royal Navy

John McLaughlin

12 July 2009


HMS Nigeria

Royal Navy

David A. McNab

27 June 2012


HMS Rodney

Royal Navy

Patrick Meadlarkin

1 March 2015


SS Dollabella

Merchant Navy

John Middleton

11 June 2007


SS Ocean Freedom

Merchant Navy

Jack Moon

23 July 2003


HMS Musketeer

 Royal Navy

Tom A Moss

4 September 2010


HMS Speedy

Royal Navy

Maurice Newman OBE DSC

6 April 2009


HMS Bermuda

Royal Navy

Ken Newton

28 May 2016


HMS Glasgow

Royal Navy

David O'Rourke

25 September 2009


HMS Onslow

Royal Navy

David Owen

17 July 2016


HMS Striker

Royal Navy

Robert Powell

22 December 2017


HMS Dasher

Royal Navy

George Purdon

5 August 2011


HMS Kenya

Royal Navy

Richard Ray

22 April 2009


HMS Bahamas

Royal Navy

John Renowden

2 February 2012


HMS Nigeria

Royal Navy

Geza Reyn

12 March 2010


Siege of Stalingrad

USSR Army

Arnold Riches

13 February 2014


HMS Obedient

Royal Navy

Frank Roe

9 September 2012


SS Elona

Merchant Navy

Alf Scaddan

26 May 2008


HMS London

 Royal Navy

F. Noel Smith

31 October 2016


HMS Trinidad

Royal Navy

David Stevenson

7 June 2007


HMS Norfolk

Royal Navy

Syd Simpson

27 March 2011


SS Atlantic

Merchant Navy

Bill Thompson

5 August 2011


HMS Diadem

Royal Navy

A S (Toby) Tobin

15 December 2016


SS Empire Garrick

Merchant Navy

Bernard Tucker

30 July 2009


HMS Drury

Royal Navy

Christopher Turnbull

20 February 2012


HMS Palomares

Royal Navy

Bruce Veale

31 October 2002


HMS Implacable

Royal Navy

Dennis Whitehead

5 November 2018


HMS Berwick

Royal Navy

Fred Williams

27 September 1999


HMS Loch Insh

 Royal Navy

Roll of Honour

Remembrance

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They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them

E kore ratou i koroua wawe
Penei i a tatou kua mahue nei
E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore
Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa
I te hekenga atu o te ra
Tae noa i te aranga mai o te ata
Ka maumahara tonu matou ki a ratou

Verse 4 "For the Fallen"
Laurence Binyon



ODE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

His/Her service was straight and true
And it was for me - and you
Their time on land, in the air and on the rolling wave
Did not condemn them to a foreign field and early grave
History does not record their name in the fallen ranks
But – still – they are owed the nation’s thanks
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM/HER

Ko tonā taikaha he tōtika, he ngākau pono
Ko tōna taikaha he mea mōku - he mea mōu
Ko tōna wā ki te whenua, ko tōna wā ki te rangi, ko tōna wā ki te moana
Kīhai i kinotia ki whenua kē, kīhai hoki i riro tōmua ki te urupā
Kāore te hītori i whakaū i ō rātou ingoa ki te akunga kua hinga
Engari me noho nama tonu te motu ki a rātou
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou .


R/Adm David Ledson RNZN (Ret)

Memorials

Wellington Waterfront, New Zealand

In memory of all New Zealanders who participated in the Arctic Convoys to and from Russia in World War II 1941-1945.

This plaque was unveiled on 9 May 2005 by Her Worship Kerry L. Prendergast. Initiated by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in New Zealand, the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Auckland, Wellington City Council, the Russian Convoy Club and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association.


Wellington Waterfront, New Zealand

IN HONOUR

Dedicated to the memory of 33,730 British and Commonwealth merchant seamen who lost their lives as a result of enemy action during the Second World War. September 1939 to August 1945. We will remember them.


Loch Ewe, Scotland

National Memorial Arboretum, UK