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James Gerald Stokely Doorly

Portrait of Captain James Gerald Stokely Doorly, Auckland Weekly News, 28 March 1918. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19180328-36-2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Captain James Gerald Stokely Doorly, Auckland Weekly News, 28 March 1918. Sir George Gre …


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    James Gerald Stokely AWMM
  • Surname
    Doorly AWMM
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  • Also known as
    Gerald Doorly AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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  • Commanded New Zealand troop transports and Admiralty colliers during the First World War and served in the Australian Merchant Navy piloting troopsips and merchant vessels through the rip into Melbourne during the Second World War. Subsequently moved back to New Zealand. Captained the ship Aparima when it was sunk in the English Channel. AWMM


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  • Death
    3 November 1956 AWMM
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    Memorial Inscription, Karori Cemetery, Wellington AWMM
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