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Joseph Eric Rea Collicoat BEM KEV
Joseph was born on February 21, 1921 at Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand. He was 17 when he enlisted in the RNZN in 1939 with service number NZDA/1790. He served during WWII on HMS Achilles, HMS Gambia, and HMNZS Ngapona as Chief Yeoman of Signals. He was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Pacific Star (Burma clasp), War Medal 1939-1945, New Zealand War Service Medal, Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal with bar. After WWII he was a Post and Telegraph Department Employee and then the Warehouse Manager of a shoe factory.
He was married to Jean and the father to two children, Sheryl and Warren. He was a past President and Patron of Eden-Roskill Returned Services Association. He passed away on May 28, 2013 at Caloundra, Queensland, Australia, aged 92.
In 1943, William Chorlton was aged 38, and a Stoker Petty Officer on HMS Gambia. He was married to Lilian Alexandra Chorlton (36) at All Hallows Church, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire on July 17, 1943. Both had previously been divorced and Lilian lived at 11 Waller Avenue, Bispham, Blackpool. Williams father was Arthur Chorlton, labourer and Lilian's father was John Oliver, a deceased decorator. The marriage was performed by Rector Henry Ward and the witenesses were Alfred Salisbury and Sarah Sherwin.
Stan was a telegraphist on HMS Gambia for the 1952 to 1954 commission. He passed away on September 11, 2005.
Mr. Coulter was an able seaman serving on HMS Gambia's 1955 to 1956 commission. He passed away on April 6, 2004.
John Ian Crawford
John was born in 1936 and was a Royal Marine who served on HMS Gambia for the 1957/58 commission. He passed away on July 10, 2012.