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John MacKay Rendle

Portrait of Purser John Mackay Rendle, Auckland Weekly News, 17 June 1942. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19420617-22-2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Purser John Mackay Rendle, Auckland Weekly News, 17 June 1942. Sir George Grey Special C …


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    John MacKay AWMM
  • Surname
    Rendle AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

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  • John Rendle was the son of Cecil Arthur and Christina Jane Mackay Rendle, Khandallah, Wellington.

    John Rendle served on the S.S. Komata which was attacked by a German raider near Nauru Island in December 1940. Rendle surived the sinking of his ship although the chief officer, Thomas .Allan Mack, and second officer, John Lloyd Hughes, were killed.

    Rendle was serving on the M.V. Domerail when he died in 1941. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    Pacific AWMM
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    Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM

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