BUCHANAN, Cambell Howard "Buck", MID

Display Number:  Moa/Kiwi  
Name:  Buchanan  Campbell Howard "Buck"
Rank:  Acting Leading Signalman Service Number:  
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Buck Buchanan was a signalman on HMNZS Kiwi, when in company with HMNZS Moa, they engaged and sunk the Japanese submarine I1 on the surface off the coast of the Solomon Islands during the Guadalcanal campaign. He was the only member of Kiwi's ship's company to be killed in the action, he was mentioned in despatches for his part in the action and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross by the United States Navy. His family were also awarded the Memorial Cross by the New Zealand Government, and received his campaign medals after the wars end. 

 

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