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Unknown AWMM 80 Ribble Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
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Mrs J. Douglas (wife), 80 Ribble Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
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Lennox Douglas was the son of Alexander and Barbara Charlotte Agnes Margaret Euphemia Wallace Douglas of Oamaru. He was the husband of Joan Douglas of Oamaru.
Lennox Douglas was on the "Slamat" with eight other New Zealanders when it was sunk on 27 April 1941.
The Slamat : The 11,636 ton Dutch passenger liner was taken over for service as a troop transport and while engaged in the evacuation of British and New Zealand troops from Crete, she was attacked for the second time by German aircraft of Luftwaffe JG-77 and sank with the loss of 193 men. Of the troops on board, around 700 were rescued by the destroyers HMS Diamond and HMS Wryneck, both of which were later bombed and sunk, drowning most of the survivors of the Slamat. There was one officer, 41 seamen and 8 soldiers saved from this triple disaster, leaving a death toll of 843 men. (Source http://members.iinet.net.au/~gduncan/maritime-1.html#maritime_disasters_1941
). Of the eight New Zealanders aboard the "Slamat" only one was saved: Private Kellec. (Source: To Greece by W.G. Clymont, page 430) AWMM
- Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
- Waitaki Boys High School Roll of Honour WWII 1939-45 AWMM
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Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
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