REID, J R

Display Number:  1109  
Name:  Reid  John Robert
Rank:   Service Number:  2071
Date Joined:  5 October 1940 Date Discharged:  Died on Active Service 19 December 1941

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 John Reid was born 10 July 1922 andwas a Stoker 2nd Class when he died with the sinking of HMS NEPTUNE.

NEPTUNE was part of a fleet that patrolled in the Mediterranean during December 1941.  On the 19th December she sailed into a minefield off the coast of Tripoli and sank.  From a crew of 751, including 150 New Zealanders, there was only one survivor.

Reid was aged 19 when he lost his life aboard NEPTUNE.

 

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Medal Description (Left to Right):  
  • Memorial Cross - Originally granted to the next-of-kin of persons who had lost their lives on active service with the New Zealand forces during the Second World War, or who had subsequently died of wounds or illness contracted during that conflict.