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 Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMDriver 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 Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMMiner AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 4 February 1915 AWMMPuriri, Thames, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Caroline Merrick (mother), 8 Deadwood Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 13 June 1915 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number5/313 AWMM Military units Military service 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 AWMM4 February 1915 AWMMAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM13 June 1915 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM13 Jun 1915-6 August 1915 AWMMHMNZT 26 AWMMWellington, New Zealand, Suez, Egypt AWMMDepart - 13 Jun 1915, Arrival - 06 Aug 1915 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM13 June 1915 AWMMAparima AWMMDriver AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMMDied of meningitis AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 AWMMDriver 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 Contribute › Cemetery nameBuried at sea AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › 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=21374749Archives NZNew Zealand Herald, 28 June 1915, p.1http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZH19150628.2.5Death Notice 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.