Norman McLennan Unknown date of birth - Died 9 December 1941 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number62440 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMM21 Infantry Battalion AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number62440 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMMKilled whilst a prisoner of war on the Jason (Sebastiano Venier) AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMM21 Infantry Battalion AWMM 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 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 Cemetery namePhaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM Grave referenceSpecial Memorial No. 11. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.