Alan George Malaquin
Son of Emile and Doris Grace Malaquin, of Christchurch, Canterbury; husband of Gloria Mary Malaquin, of Christchurch.
Coastal Gunner Believed Drowned
While walking round a ledge on the cliff on the seaward side of Taiaroa Head yesterday morning, Gunner Alan George Malaquin, aged 21, a member of a coastal defence unit, slipped and fell into the sea. A fair sea was running, and although Gunner Malaquin clung to seaweed for some time, a companion was unable to reach him. Assistance was summoned, but before a rescue party could arrive at the spot the gunner had disappeared. Up to a late hour last night there had been no sign of the body. His parents reside in Christchurch.
NORTHERN ADVOCATE, 26 JULY 1941, PAGE 8
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