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Edward Percy Meek

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  • Service number
    11896 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Regiment AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Percy AWMM
  • Surname
    Meek AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    11896 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    27 May 1883 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Dairyman AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.P. Meek (wife), Rekorangi, Waikanae, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 01 May 1916 Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    11896 AWMM
  • Military service
    Wellington Regiment, 1 Battalion AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Egypt AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 10 January 1916 AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 01 May 1916-9 June 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 51 AWMM
    Vessel was Ulimaroa AWMM
    Private AWMM
    12th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Wellington Infantry Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • After weeks of training in Egypt Edward Meek boarded the Ivernia from Alexandria bound for Southhampton, England.

    Joined the 1 Battalion, Wellington Regiment in the Field on 30 September at Mametz Wood on the Somme. (Church, p.135)

    4 October 1918, whilst in the Crevecoeur area near the Scheldt Canal, Edward Meek was wounded accidently in his right leg. He was evacuated to England and transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 20 December.

    "His injury was not the cause of his death, but the conditions under which he was living when he received it no doubt contributed to the development of phthisis pulmonalis (tuberculosis of the lung). " (Church, p.136)

    Edward Meek was the penultimate NZEF soldier to die at Brockenhurst. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    35 AWMM
  • Date of death
    19 February 1919 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Disease AWMM
  • Place of death
    Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Death notes
    No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Plot A, Row 3, Grave 22 AWMM
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