Māori › Alan Lloyd Cato Born 23 November 1915 - Died 27 February 1942 PDF Key details Service number Also known as Armed force / branchNavy AWMM Last rankSub Lieutenant AWMM Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve, HMS Jupiter AWMM WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Enquire Lay a poppy Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Alan Lloyd Cato, Auckland Weekly News, 8 April 1942.Sir George Grey Speci … View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesAlan Lloyd AWMM SurnameCato AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Birth23 November 1915 AWMM AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Address before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin on embarkation Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War II, 1939-1945 AWMM Campaign Armed force / branchNavy AWMM Service number Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Military decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Branch Trade Proficiency Enlistment Occupation before enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW2 Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date Liberation Repatriation POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankSub Lieutenant AWMM Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve, HMS Jupiter AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Norman Frederick and Leonora Cato of Herne Bay, AucklandPrior to his attachment to HMS Jupiter, Sub-Lieutenant Cato served as a liaison officer in Dutch submarines in the Netherlands East Indies.Cato was killed when HMS Jupiter struck a mine during the Battle of the Java Sea.Peter McDermott, who served in 24th Battalion, wrote the following about his job in the Horotiu Freezing Works. He took over from Alan Cato. 'I [Peter McDermott] probably did not realise this as character-building at the time,although I do recall my first Friday night at Horotiu. I was expected to attend a function in the Fellmongery change-room to farewell my predecessor, who was leaving to join the Navy, and to welcome his replacement. I had to stand on a 5-gallon keg and sing a song. As a shy 19-year-old this was something of a torment, but my predecessor helped me out by singing with me. The song was Maxicali Rose. Sadly - so sadly - my predecessor was Alan Cato, an Auckland Grammar boy from Herne Bay, who sailed Zeddy's (Z class) at the Ponsonby Cruising Club and lasted in the Navy barely 18 months before being lost in a submarine off Sumatra.' (McDermott, P. (2003), p. 3). AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Death27 February 1942 AWMM Age 26 AWMM Java Sea, Indonesia AWMM Date of death Age at death Place of death Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Death notes Cemetery Cemetery name Grave reference Obituary Memorial name Memorial reference Memorials Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameNew Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM All Saints Church, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Auckland 1011 AWMM Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Alan Lloyd Cato by laying a poppy. Thomas Catlow Walter Catlow Alan Lloyd Cato Colin Leigh Cato Geoffrey Walter Gavin Maidens Cato Lay a poppy for 2021 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Alan Lloyd Cato Leave a note Contribute › Processing Related objects War memoir entitled 'And so to...' Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives 2006/41 Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945 Library / Pictorial › manuscripts and archives MS-1993-139 Sources Sources Contribute › External linksWaters, S.D. (1956). The Royal New Zealand Navy. Wellington: Dept. Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2Navy.html Sources Used Commonwealth War Graves Commission record https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2563866 Sources Used DocumentsMcKenzie, R. (1970). And quiet now their rest. Wellington N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.