Hugh Morrison from Masterton was in the Royal New Zealand Navy Volunteer Reserve, flying with the Fleet Air Arm. On 4 May 1945 he took part in the last air raid of WW2 in Europe, when 44 naval aircraft attacked a submarine base about 100 km from Narvik. Operation Judgement saw two ships and a U-boat sunk, with no civilian casualties in the nearby village. ‘Hughie’ Morrison’s Grumman Wildcat fighter was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea. He was brought ashore but died soon after, and was buried at Narvik.
On a recent visit to Narvik New Cemetery I placed a poppy on the grave. New Zealander James Leon Wilkie, RAF, is also buried here.
Great suggestion, which I've actioned through the CWGC website. This headstone is nearest to a shelter belt, so is probably in the dampest part of the CWGC part of the cemetery. You're right, the CWGC does a fantastic job of maintaining the graves they're responsible for, and I'm sure will get onto this.