Norman McLennan Unknown date of birth - 9 December 1941 Key details Contribute › Service number62440 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMM21 Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesNorman AWMM SurnameMcLennan AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number62440 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number62440 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation body Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled or died while a Prisoner of WarCause of Death AWMMKilled whilst a prisoner of war on the Jason (Sebastiano Venier) AWMM Report Discharge Contribute › DischargePrivate AWMM21 Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Murdoch and Norah McLennan, of Thames, Auckland, New ZealandIn December 1941 the JASON ,an Italian cargo ship (also known as Sebastiano Venier) sailed from Benghazi with 2000 British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War. They had all been captured in North Africa and were to be transported to Prisoner of War camps in Italy. In the early afternoon of 9 December 1941 the Jason was torpedoed by the submarine H.M.S. Porpoise (commanding officer Lt. Commander E.F. Pizey). The ship did not sinkbut 500 POW's ( 45 of them were New Zealanders ) died as a result of the torpedoing. Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM Read more Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death23 AWMM Date of death9 December 1941 AWMM Cause of deathKilled or died while a Prisoner of War AWMM Place of death Death notesAt sea AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery namePhaleron War CemeteryAthensGreece AWMM Grave referenceSpecial Memorial No. 11. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Norman McLennan by laying a poppy. Murdoch McLennan Noel McLennan Norman McLennan Norman Frank McLennan Peter Gordon McLennan Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Norman McLennan Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources Used DocumentsEdge, S., & Henderson, J. (1983). No honour, no glory. Auckland, N.Z.: Collins. AWMMNo Honour No Glory by Spence Edge and Jim Henderson (page 182) AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.