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Devonport Memorial Drive, Auckland

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See: the category: Devonport Memorial Drive, where the servicemen are listed in alphabetical order.

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MEMORIAL DRIVE, DEVONPORT - AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

An Avenue of Norfolk Pines and Pohutukawa trees lines the road into Devonport, each tree individually planted in memory of a serviceman who fell during the Second World War 1939 -1945.

Each serviceman here is listed in the order in which his memorial plaque will be found beneath a tree when driving toward Devonport.

* On the left, beside the golf course on the eastern side of the drive -
John Walker RNZN - HMS Capel : 1911 - 26th December 1944
John Hendry ( ? John Lawrence Hendry NZ416114 RNZAF - Bomber Command : 1915 - 31st August 1943)
Laurence Eastmure Hale RNZAF / RAF NZ42395 - 75 NZ Squadron  : died 16th June 1944
William Harcourt Coleman DFC NZ2526 - 75 NZ Squadron : died 26th July 1940
William Groves Whelan NZ62544 - 21st Infantry 5th Brigade 2nd NZ Division 2nd NZEF : died 22nd November 1941
Kenneth Charles Rasmussen NZ2425 - HMS Sultan : died 22nd June 1943
John Fraser King NZ25228 - 24th Infantry 2nd NZ Division : died 26th March 1943
Peter Jack Bennett NZ16375 - 7th NZ Anti-Tank Regiment NZ Artillery : died 17th December 1941
Trevor Norman Bassett NZ401719 - 41 Operational Training Unit RNZAF : died10th February 1941
David Archibald NZ412643 - 247 Squadron, RAF : died 3rd April 1943
Desmond V. Weight NZ1071 - NZ Armoured Corps, 2nd Divisional Cavalry Regiment 1st Echelon 2nd NZEF : died 28th May 1941
David Owen Waters NZ405350 - 72 Squadron RAF (Biggin Hill) 11 Group : died 9th May 1942
Henry George Walters NZ425377 - 180 Squadron, RAF : died 25th August 1944
Harold Kay NZ404377 - 34 Squadron RAF 221 Group : died 12th May 1942
Frederick John Jones NZ67950 - 24th Infantry Battalion 6th Infantry Brigade 2nd NZEF 8th Army : died 26th March 1943
Robert Harvey Johnston NZ65613 - 24th Infantry Battalion NZ Infantry Brigade 2nd NZEF : died 22nd July 1942
Charles Anthony Armstrong DFM NZ401368 - Bomber Command 139 (Jamaica) Squadron RAF : died 12th June 1944
Lawrence Edward Ryder NZ35413 - 19th Infantry Battalion NZ 2nd Division : died 3rd July 1942
Howard Cooper NZ2371 - HMS Neptune : died 19th December 1941
John Roby Harrison RNZNVR - HMS Striker - died 8th August 1946
Gregory Cullen P/K61213 - HMNZ Leander : died 13th July 1943
John Richard Caldwell NZ076304 - 21st Infantry Battalion 2nd NZEF : died 24th December 1943
Percy Harold Bartrum NZ23881 - A Company 24th Infantry (Rifle) Battalion 2nd NZEF (3rd Echelon) : died 31st March 1944
Sydney Colin Rive (Colin) Mackie DFC NZ413713 - 35 Squadron RAF : died 20th December 1943
Ian Lowrie Gray NZ36188 - 206 Squadron RAF : died 12th May 1940
Donald Baillie NZ80939 - 4th NZ Armoured Brigade 18th Armoured Regiment 2nd NZEF died 15th September 1944
Douglas Ronald Crump NZ26370 - 18th Armoured Regiment : died 7th August 1944
John George Buchanan NZ415744 - RNZAF & 450502 110 Squadron RAF : died 2nd May 1945
Kenneth McArthur NZ425270 - RNZAF 40 Squadron : died 24th September 1945
Ronald Garland Blamires RCAF J/6951 R81025 - RCAF 418 Squadron : died 2nd August 1942
* On the right, beside the park on the western side of the drive -
William Henry
Bruce James Skinner NZ425199 - no:1 Central Navigation School RCAF : died 23rd June 1943
Brian Joseph Stone NZ43217 RNZAF 6 Squadron : died 27th January 1945
Douglas Alexander Body NZ60222 - 5th Field Regiment NZ Artillery : died 15th January 1942
Douglas Arnold Blackman NZ23542 - 24th Infantry Battalion 2ndNZEF 3rd Echelon : died 5th December 1941
Dennis Arthur Herman NZ452201- 21st Infantry Battalion : died 30th November 1944
John Francis Hunt NZ403548 - Royal New Zealand Air Force, 34 Squadron, RAF : died 12th August 1941
James Tasker Upton NZ23066 - 21st Infantry Battalion : died 30th April 1943
Geoffrey Owen Wheeler NZ2657 - 25 Battery 4th Field Regiment, New Zealand Artillery 2nd NZEF : died 29th June 1942
Edwin John Williams NZ39298 - Royal New Zealand Air Force / 405 Squadron RCAF : died 28th December 1941
Trevor Wood
William John (Jack) Lyon NZ2574 - 18th Infantry Battalion 4th Infantry Brigade 2nd Division 1st Echelon 2nd NZEF : died 26th May 1941
Jack Lambert Boswell-Kitching NZ416966 - Royal New Zealand Air Force / 115 Squadron RAF : died 14th January 1944
Thomas Wadeson Buckley NZ413021 - Royal New Zealand Air Force / 73 Squadron RAF : died 26th May 1944
Andrew Crawford Fletcher NZ42675 - Royal New Zealand Air Force; 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF : died 21st July 1944
Gordon George Gilchrist NZ2361 - Sapper, N.Z. Engineers, N.Z. Special Military Force : died 18th April 1941
Noel Whitmarsh Hawkins NZ416815 RNZAF - No. 12 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit RAF : died 8th September 1944
Selwyn Latta NZ41339 - RNZAF / 489 (NZ) Squadron RAF : died 9th April 1943
Ross Cameron Buckley NZ411206 - RNZAF / 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF : died 28th April 1943
Ernest Henry Leaity NZ62075 - 21st Battalion 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd echelon 2nd NZ Division : died 1st December 1941
Laurence Bruce McCallum NZ422663 - NZ422663 - RNZAF / 149 Squadron, RAF Bomber Command : died 29th June 1943
William Jack McDevitt NZ29364 - 21st Battalion Infantry Reinforcements 2nd NZ Expeditionary Force : died 20th April 1943
Arthur John Martin Lieutenant RNZNVR - HMS Pulo Soegi : died 16th February 1942
John Ivan Wilson NZ60163 NZ Artillery 14 Light AntiAircraft Regiment 2nd NZEF : died 5th September 1941
Noel Herbert Wood NZ437361- RNZAF/RCAF No: 6 Service Flying Training School : died 26th August 1944
Warren Clifton Bond NZ28108 - 21st Infantry Battalion : died 11th November 1942
Linton William Stevenson NZ404961 RNZAF / Fighter Command 607 Squadron, RAF : died 11th November 1941
Richard Alexander Chaplin NZ2992 - 18th Infantry Battalion 2NZEF 1st Echelon : died 6th December 1941
Roy Somerville Herrick NZ1498 - 4th Field Regiment New Zealand Artillery : died 2nd June 1941
Norman Wilson NZ413529 - RNZAF no:3 Service Flying Training School : died 15th October 1941
Norman William Wilson NZ64127 - 24 Infantry Battalion, 2nd NZ Division.
Brian Patrick Boate NZ1592 - HMNZ Leander : died 13th July 1943
Jack Rayson Holloway NZ 428511 - 24th Infantry Battalion 8th Reinforcements 2NZEF : died 20th November 1943

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