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Ashton Hall Herrick

Private Ashton Hall Herrick.

Private Ashton Hall Herrick.

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ashton Hall AWMM
  • Surname
    Herrick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 40860 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    13 May 1921 Public - Lisa - Other relative - 21 April 2017 - My Grandmother told me all about him so i could keep his memory alive... he was her brother
  • Place of birth
    Martinborough, Wairarapa, New Zealand Public - Lisa - Other relative - 21 April 2017 - My Grandmother told me all about him so i could keep his memory alive... he was her brother
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Tawaha, Martinborough AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs R.M. Herrick (Mother), Martinborough AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 40860 AWMM
  • Military service
    22nd (Motor) Battalion AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown 2NZEF Nom Roll 4 Labourer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 4
    MastertonWairarapa 2NZEF Nom Roll 4
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Richard Melvin Herrick and of Ellen Herrick (nee O'Hagan), of Martinborough, Wellington, New Zealand. (Source:CWGC) AWMM
    • Ashton's father Private Richard Melvin Herrick (born Lower Moutere, Nelson) - son of William Ashton Herrick & Sara (nee Tannant) served in France (1917) during World War 1 . His brother Rifleman Tannant Arthur Herrick : NZEF # 26102 also served in France & Belgium (1917-1918). They are both remembered at their birth place of Nelson - on the World War 1 'Wall of Remembrance' at Founders Park, Nelson City - which commemorates the 3600+ Nelson & Districts born service men and women who served in World War 1. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 20 November 2018 - Researcher : Wall of Remembrance, Founders Park, Nelson City.
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About death

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  • Death
    24 October 1942 CWGC
    Age 21 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. B. 17. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Ashton,

    Getting the opportunity to visit your grave on behalf of our family was a life highlight.

    On behalf of all New Zealanders and the wider world, thank you for your service and sacrifice to provide the freedoms we enjoy today.

    Public - Jamie - Direct descendant - 11 July 2022
  • RIP Pte Herrick - thank you for your service and sacrifice. A link to the New Zealand Remembrance Army's restoration of Ashton's memorial in the Martinborough Public Cemetery is here: Lest we forget.
    Public - Ross - 17 May 2020



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.159 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 July 2022Jamie AucklandDirect descendant
17 May 2020RossWellingtonOther
20 November 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
21 April 2017LisaPalmerston NorthOther relative

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