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"GILLAN, REGINALD C., ABLE SEAMAN"

Reginald Cecil Gillan Inscribed on drawing \nOn the night of 19th December 1941, HMS Neptune was sunk by mines in Libyan waters. For New Zaeland the deaths of 150 sailors was the single largest loss of life in World War 2. \n
Reginald Gillan Inscribed on drawing On the night of 19th December 1941, HMS Neptune was sunk by mines in Libyan waters. For New Zaeland the deaths of 150 sailors was the single largest loss of life in World War 2.


Twilight and evening bell and after that the dark and may there be no sadness of farewell when I embark by nephew George Geary

From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

GILLAN, Able Seaman, REGINALD CECIL, 0/7398.
H.M.S. Neptune. Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer
Reserve. 19th December 1941. Age 19.
Son of Reginald Hector and Eileen Jessie Gillan, of Dunedin, Otago.

New Zealand Naval Memorial , Devonport, Auckland, - North Shore City NZ. Panel 11.

 

 

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