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Buchanan, Campbell Howard

Date of birth:
April 7th, 1920 (Port Chalmers, New Zealand)
Date of death:
January 31st, 1943
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery New Zealand Bourail
Plot: 8. Grave: 20.
Nationality:
New Zealander (1907-1947, Dominion UK)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leading Signalman
Unit:
H.M.N.Z.S. Kiwi, Royal New Zealand Navy
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1943
"In recognition of his gallantry in the action which resulted in the destruction of a Japanese submarine earlier this year."

Posthumously awarded
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leading Signalman
Unit:
H.M.N.Z.S. Kiwi, Royal New Zealand Navy
Awarded on:
June 1943
Navy Cross
"For extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Leading Signalman of the HMNZS KIWI, during an engagement with a Japanese submarine at Kamimbo, near Guadalcanal, on 29 and 30 January 1943. Although mortally wounded and gallantly disregarding his own serious condition, Leading Signalman Buchanan remained at his battle station, skillfully training the searchlight and illuminating the target for the guns of his ship. Dauntlessly performing his task, while the corvette attacked with depth charges, forcing the Japanese submarine to the surface and ramming it, Leading Signalman Buchanan, by his intrepid devotion to duty, aided materially in the destruction of the enemy vessel."

Posthumously awarded

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