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Lloyd Allan Trigg

  • Service number
    NZ413515 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Last rank
    Flying Officer AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 200 Squadron, RAF AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lloyd Allan AWMM
  • Surname
    Trigg AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ413515 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    1914 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Houhora, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Houhora, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Machinery Salesman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Nola Bernice Trigg (wife), Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 Sep 1941 Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Battle of Atlantic AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ413515 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Victoria Cross (VC) AWMM
      DFC. Awarded for two skillful attacks against U-Boats while protecting a West African convoy in March 1943. AWMM
    • Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) AWMM
      VC. Gazetted October 1943 - awarded posthumously. Flying Officer Trigg had rendered outstanding service on a convoy escort and anti-submarine duties. He had completed his operational sorties and had invariably displayed skill and courage of a very high order. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 15 June 1941 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW2 27 AWMM


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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Flying Officer AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, 200 Squadron, RAF AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Date of birth is 5 June 1914 or 6 June 1914

    Son of Francis Arthur Trigg, and of Cecilia Louisa Trigg (nee White); husband of Nola Bernice Trigg, of Whangarei and with children on enlistment

    Commissioned in January 1942.

    He was based for a period at Freetown, West Africa

    The New Zealand Herald of 8th May 1998 notes that Triggs DFC and VC medals set a world record for a military medal when sold for NZ$421, 000 at auction at Christies in London. It is believed that the Trigg VC was first sold by his family in the 1960's.

    Victoria Cross not publicly held. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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About death

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  • Age at death
    29 AWMM
  • Date of death
    11 August 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    Off coast of West Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Malta Memorial, Malta AWMM
    • Roll of Honour World War 2 (Taipa monument), Taipa, Mangonui District, Far North, New Zealand AWMM
    • Dunedin, Victoria Cross winners' plaque, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • Panel 12, Column 1 AWMM
  • Obituary

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    Our early morning dawn;lift off Bathurst 'subs' a thorn
    Flying Liberator long wings,the Atlantic we spawn.
    "Lloyd officer Trigg" and my seven beside
    Survey for 'Unterseeboot,' before they ripple a dive
    We have gauged a sight;for there is one below
    I'll drop down a swoop and foul them a foe!
    Opening their fire rages straits intense
    The tail now alight;our chances weakly immense.
    I take a grasp,head bearing her once more
    Planing the bow,openly the 'fins' door.
    Low above the tower fifty feet or so
    Out with the bombs;six charges all blow.
    We crash dive to the stern,"our end" all liberty she burns
    Among seven 'Schamong;' he captains a VC for I belong!

    Copyright:N.J.Deller 30/7/017 "Honour a breed brave I lead"
    Public - Nathan John - 1 August 2017
  • I visited New Zealand in 2001 and saw Flying Officer Trigg's exhibit/diorama at the RNZAF Museum.

    Courage and determination beyond imagining. The qualities and strength of character that every parent should teach his/her children about.

    I wish Lord Ashcroft could repatriate his Victoria Cross to New Zealand to be kept on display at the RNZAF Museum.
    Public - Stephen Leonard - 12 July 2017
  • I never met my Great-Grandfather but I think he and his crew were brave men.
    Public - Beck - Direct descendant - 16 July 2016
  • I never meet you!! Growing up I saw yr picture in my nana's lounge ( not knowing who you were) and under that I saw this German u boat (discovered that to what it was) I had no understanding who u were. In the last 20yrs I now know more about you and what you and the rest of those brave men you had on fatal and brave mission you took. I am so proud to be related to you!!! you are never forgotten...every time I go to the RSA I see you and wish I had known you!!!! u and yr crew are never forgotten. Thank you for giving us this wonderful country u and yr crew fought for...New Zealand
    Public - Veronica - Direct descendant - 21 April 2016
  • My grandmother(Garvie) and my mother always spoke of Lenas brave deeds unfortunatly with the passing on of the older generation we have lost links to his remaining family members,it would be so nice to make contact with them so we can fill in the gaps. Mick Wood
    Public - Michael - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
  • The Grandfather I never had the privilege of knowing. Whom I'm so proud of for his bravery. You will never be forgotten because of this. I'm hoping you and Dad are finally reunited.
    Public - Cherie Joy - Other Relative - 22 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Thompson, H. (1956). New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vols. 1-3). Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • The Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMM
    • Sanders, J. (1974). New Zealand VC winners : the story of New Zealand servicemen who won the greatest honour for valour on the battlefield. Auckland, N.Z.: Wilson and Horton. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Conly, R.M. Print. 25 X 38 cm. Printed and presented to this School by the "Advocate" Welfare Club, in collaboration with the artist, Cpl. R.M.Conly. Print C75 held in the Collections of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Harper, G., & Richardson, C. (2006). In the face of the enemy: The complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins NZ. AWMM
      pp. 216-217 AWMM
    • The Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMM
      The Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). p. 315 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Lambert, Max; NZPA, New Zealand Herald 25 April 2007, 'U-boat skipper's testimony led to VC for New Zealand pilot'. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM


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01 August 2017Nathan JohnHettstedt GermanyOther
12 July 2017Stephen LeonardBangkokOther
16 July 2016BeckAucklandDirect descendant
21 April 2016VeronicaHamilton, New ZealandDirect descendant
26 April 2015Michael new plymouth ,new zealandOther Relative