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.


2021 commemoration, 24th November: remembering the men of HMS Dunedin.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Dunedin and the loss of all but sixty-seven of her men. In the hope that members of the HMS Dunedin Society can once again gather for an act of remembrance, on or around 24th November, we are turning our minds to what might be possible at the Royal Naval Memorial, Southsea, and at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire. Please keep checking here for updates, but in the meantime stay safe and let’s hope we can soon put the pandemic behind us.

Best wishes to you all.

Stuart Gill OBE, HMS Dunedin Society

The memory of the men of HMS Dunedin lives on.


Join Us

If you would like to join the Dunedin Society please-mail us here with your name and the name of the member of the ship’s company to whom you are associated. Please also let us have any information that you would like us to put on the website about your member of the ship’s company. It will form part of this permanent memorial to all the men who were part of HMS Dunedin.

Membership is entirely free, although, of course, we always welcome any donations you would like to make.


 

Blood in the Sea
Blood in the Sea: HMS Dunedin and the Enigma Code”, published in 2003, is the only book on HMS Dunedin. Click here to preview and buy


 

In Memoriam: Lt-Cdr Chris Broadway

UPDATE: Chris’s funeral will be held on Friday 16th July at Torbay Crematorium. Chris had asked that any donations should be made to The Gurkha Welfare Trust. You can make a donation at www.gwt.org.uk 

It is with deep regret that the Dunedin Society announces the death of Lt-Cdr Chr. is Broadway (RN) Ret. Chris passed away early on the morning of 28th June 2021, aged eighty-five. The Society offers its sincere condolences to Chris’s wife Sue and his family. Chris was a young boy when his father, Lt-Cdr Harold Broadway, ship’s surgeon, was lost in the sinking of HMS Dunedin. Later in his life, he became a major driving force behind the formation of our Society and an inspiration to all of us involved in the Dunedin project. He was a source of invaluable advice to me and all my friends in the Society and he was dedicated to keeping the memory of HMS Dunedin and her men alive. Without him and Sue, I doubt the Society would have got off the ground. 

We shall all miss him.

Stuart Gill, HMS Dunedin Society   

Website re-vamped….

From 4th June 2021, this website has been given an energy boost with an injection of fresh software and several tweaks to enhance its look and its technical stability. You will not notice too many differences, but we are hoping it will continue to provide you with useful information about HMS Dunedin and give you access to what has become a significant archive. As always, do send us suggestions for improvements and any additions you wish to make to the archive. 

Please note that our contact email address has changed to [email protected] 

 


Did your relative or ancestor serve in HMS Dunedin?

Have a look on our Ship’s Company page where you will find lists of all the casualties and survivors of the sinking as well as a few names of those who served prior to November 1941. For those members of the ship’s company on whom we have specific information, they have their own pages. We update these pages from time to time with new information kindly sent to us. Latest updates include the pages for AJ Williams; the Watkins twins, John and George; Captain of the Royal Marines Richard Maul; Stoker Gordon Lowe; Able Seaman John Mullan; Stoker, 1st Class, JW (Jack) Harvey; Ordinary Seaman John Murray Wright,  and Leading Telegraphist Fred Hawks.