CAPT JA WESTPHALL, OBE, RNZN (Rtd)
1 Apr 1938 - 22 Oct 2021
John with his son, Iain Westphall
Captain John Andrew Westphall, OBE, RNZN (Rtd) had a distinguished 38 years, 2 months career with the RNZN. He joined the Navy in 1954 as an Artificer Apprentice where he then moved through the ranks to Captain in 1987.
A lovely gentleman and proud member of the Devonport RSA. Thank you for your service. (click on link below for service history)
Extract from NZ Herald Obituary, published 25 Oct 2021:
WESTPHALL, John Andrew (John). OBE, Captain, RNZN (Rtd) K14982. Born April 01, 1938. Passed away peacefully on 22 October, 2021 at Ryman Village Devonport. Dearly loved husband of Sandra, a cherished and respected father and father-in-law of Iain and Lee, Mark and Jane, Grandad of Lucy, Max, Luke, Fraser, Elsie and Hugo.