34. David Nigel Wingham KNIGHT. Born on 24 Nov 1925 in Worcester,England. Christened in Worcester. Occupation: Draughtsman, Businessman. Education: Temple Grove, Repton, Doon School (Dera Dun India). Religion: Anglican.
Nigel served in the Royal Indian Navy in WW2 on the Burma & Arakan Coast. He was in command of a Fairmile at the age of 16 having run away from school and joined the navy at the age of 15. Part of the Allied contingent that took over the surrender of Singapore from the Japanese.
Emigrated to NZ in 1955 & was deeply involved in the Computer & Jewelry trades. Sailed accross the Pacific on smallboats on several occaisions as a navigator.
On 11 Feb 1950 when David Nigel Wingham was 24, he married Eveline Beryl GROGONO, daughter of Eric Walter GROGONO Dr & Eveline Maude FLATT, in Holy Trinity Church, Kingsway, London. Born on 3 Jul 1922 in Eastham London. Christened in London. Occupation: State Registered Nurse. Education: Bushy. Religion: Anglican.
Eveline (Evie) Served as an army nurse in WW2 and was one of the first women to land in Normandy. Later served in India and on Hospital ships. Met her husband, Nigel, in Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 1947 sailing Lapwing class dingys.