CRIMP Victor James (deceased)
Resident of Aramoana, New Zealand
Silver Jubilee and Birthday Honours 11 June 1977 "THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty's Silver Jubilee and Birthday, and on the advice of Her Majesty's New Zealand Ministers, to approve the award of The Queen's Service Medal for Public Services" Gazetted 17 February 1992, Supp 52837, p2785 Mr CRIMP was a resident of the Aramoana village at the time a young man ran amok with a firearm on 13th November 1990. Attracted by a fire which the gunman had deliberately set alight, Mr CRIMP with a friend went to alert Mr Magnus JAMIESON of the danger. The gunman fired on both men as they attempted to gain entry to Mr JAMIESON's house. The friend left, but Mr CRIMP managed to gain entry to the house to warn Mr Jamieson. Mr CRIMP was followed inside by the gunman who fatally shot both men in the living room. Mr CRIMP's determined action in warning Mr Jamieson of the impending danger, at the cost of his own life, was an exemplary act of bravery.
Born 16 December 1918
Died 13 November 1990 Aramoana, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand