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The Dunedin Society is our collective organisation designed to keep alive the memories of HMS Dunedin and her men. It is entirely voluntary and free to join and its membership is worldwide. The society organises commemorative events, including the annual 24th November ceremonies. If you wish to find out more or have any information about HMS Dunedin that we could publicise on our website please Contact Us.
Andrew (Boy) McCall
It is with great sadness that we report that Andrew (Boy) McCall died on 1st May. Boy, as he was affectionately known until the end of his life, was a devoted supporter of the Dunedin Society. As he was the last known surviving member of the ship’s company of HMS Dunedin, his passing marks the closure of a long and eventful chapter in the history of HMS Dunedin.
Boy McCall will be remembered by all members of the Dunedin Society for his warmth and his great contribution to the preservation of the memory of the men of HMS Dunedin. He received a special mention for his exemplary behaviour after the sinking. Lieutenant-Commander Watson wrote this in his first dispatch on the sinking: “Both these boys [McCall and Morris] showed a very cool and courageous spirit throughout the period spent on the raft. Neither uttered a single word of complaint and both willingly and cheerfully carried out whatever duty was required of them.”
Rest in Peace, Boy. Your shipmates are waiting for you.