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James Ronald Howlison

Male about 1916 - 1941  (~ 25 years)


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  • Name James Ronald Howlison 
    Born about 1916  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 December 1941 
    Notes 
    • http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2563957
      Casualty Details
      Name: HOWLISON, JAMES RONALD
      Initials: J R
      Nationality: New Zealand
      Rank: Able Seaman
      Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve
      Unit Text: H.M.S. Neptune
      Age: 25
      Date of Death: 19/12/1941
      Service No: A/1672
      Additional information: Son of Frederick William and Elizabeth Howlison; husband of I. G. Howlison, of New Lynn, Auckland.
      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
      Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.
      Memorial: NEW ZEALAND NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVONPORT, AUCKLAND

      http://www.hmsneptune.com/roll.php

      THE NEPTUNE ASSOCIATION
      ROLL OF HONOUR

      Select a person from the list below for more information

      Official Admiralty casualty list. HMS Neptune. Sunk 19/12/1941.
      Royal New Zealand Navy missing presumed killed.
      Howlison, James R., Able Seaman


      http://www.wargraves.co.nz/Auckland/R%20N%20Z%20N%20Memorial/list.htm

      NEW ZEALAND NAVAL MEMORIAL, DEVONPORT
      NORTH SHORE CITY, NEW ZEALAND

      Location:

      The Royal New Zealand Naval Memorial stands at the Devonport Naval Base, H.M.N.Z.S. Philomel, within sight of the main gates and in front of the chapel of St. Christopher.

      The memorial commemorates 352 officers and men of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve and the Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve who died in all parts of the world during the Second World War and who have no known grave; the greater part lost their lives at sea, but some died in captivity at the hands of the Japanese. Nearly half of those commemorated went down with H.M.S. Neptune in 1941. The memorial takes the form of a long, slightly curved wall, bearing the names of the war dead on twelve bronze panels arranged in three groups. Above the names is the following inscription: ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE HONOURED HERE DIED SERVING THEIR COUNTRY AND THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE and underneath the names are the dates 1939 - 1945.


      World War 2:

      Memorial Photo
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      Memorial

      Service Number


      Rank


      Name


      Service


      Ship


      Date of death

      A/1672


      Able Seaman


      HOWLISON, JAMES RONALD


      RNZNVR


      HMS Neptune


      19 Dec 1941

      Panel 11

      http://www.hmsneptune.com/history1.php
      THE NEPTUNE ASSOCIATION
      The loss of HMS NEPTUNE in 1941


      61 years ago on the night of 19 December 1941, there occurred one of the most extensive but least known naval disasters of the Second World War. The Cruiser HMS Neptune ran into an uncharted minefield in the Mediterranean off Tripoli, and sank with the loss of 764 officers and men. Just one man was rescued by an Italian torpedo boat, after 5 days in the water.
    Person ID I8243  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 25 October 2007 


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