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Jeremy Hall (5119), aged 90

30 Jun 2020

A Naval Lieutenant Commander, Queen’s equerry, and a farmer, Jeremy Hall (5119) who died on 21 October 2019 aged 90, had an accomplished career.

The son of a Waikari farming family, he boarded at Waihi, South Canterbury for four years, making the school’s first XI, first XV and the top hockey team. He won a scholarship to Christ’s College for his secondary schooling, after which he was accepted for the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England.  Following training, he was enlisted for the next 17 years in the Royal New Zealand Navy, rising from cadet to midshipman to sub-lieutenant.  Jeremy went on the HMNZS Taupo to serve in the Korean War, returning in October 1952 and the following year he was made NZ Equerry for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during their six-week tour of Australia and New Zealand after which he was made a First Lieutenant. Jeremy married Josephine Glazebrook in Havelock North in 1955 and the couple went to England where he completed a specialist course in anti-submarine warfare and was made a Lieutenant Commander.  After his return to New Zealand he retired from the navy and spent 19 years running a sheep and cattle farm at Knocklynn House, just south of Christchurch. He then bought a yacht, the Brigadoon, and he and Jo sailed the world for four years before retiring to Sunshine Bay, Marlborough.

Jeremy Hall is survived by his wife, Jo, daughters Julia, Deborah, Phillippa, son Peter, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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