John Joseph Merrick Born 28 June 1897 - Died 20 June 1915 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number5/313 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Driver AWMMNew Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright res … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesJohn Joseph AWMM SurnameMerrick AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number5/313 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionCatholic, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth28 June 1897 AWMM Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Miner AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 04 Feb 1915 Puriri, Thames, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Caroline Merrick (mother), 8 Deadwood Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 13 Jun 1915 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number5/313 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMOnly this medal was issued [to the next of kin Mrs C Merrick, mother] because he had embarked overseas but had not served in a war zone. AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 4 February 1915 AWMMAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 13 Jun 1915-6 August 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 26 AWMMVessel was Aparima AWMMDriver AWMM; New Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM; 5th Reinforcements AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMMMeningitis AWMMDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMMDied of meningitis AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Driver AWMMNew Zealand Army Service Corps AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Caroline and John M. MerrickThe following excerpt was taken from a typescript diary account by Sergeant John Wilson: "We had a funeral at sea on 21st of Private Merrick who died of meningitis, ship stopped for 10 minutes, very sad ceremony." (MS 2007/28)[http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZH19150714.2.16 New Zealand Herald, 14 July 1915, p. 4] AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death18 AWMM Date of death20 June 1915 AWMM Cause of deathDied of Disease AWMM Place of death Death notesAt sea en route to Egypt AWMM Cemetery nameBuried at sea AWMM Grave reference Memorial nameAuckland Provincial Memorial, Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMMCoromandel Roll of Honour 1914-1918 AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember John Joseph Merrick by laying a poppy. Harry Clifford Merrick Henry Merrick John Joseph Merrick Joseph Merrick Peter Merrick Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of John Joseph Merrick Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21374749Further ReferenceNew Zealand Herald, 28 June 1915, p.1http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZH19150628.2.5Death NoticeFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C10664Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 499 AWMMWilson, John. Diary of Sgt J. Wilson, N.Z. Engineers 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2007/28. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.