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Norman McLennan

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  • Service number
    62440 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Norman AWMM
  • Surname
    McLennan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62440 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62440 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed whilst a prisoner of war on the Jason (Sebastiano Venier) AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    21 Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Murdoch and Norah McLennan, of Thames, Auckland, New Zealand

    In 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
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Death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    9 December 1941 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War AWMM
  • Place of death
  • Death notes
    At sea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Special Memorial No. 11. AWMM
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Edge, S., & Henderson, J. (1983). No honour, no glory. Auckland, N.Z.: Collins. AWMM
    No Honour No Glory by Spence Edge and Jim Henderson (page 182) AWMM