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Gerald Meffin

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gerald AWMM
  • Surname
    Meffin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 26/586 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 December 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Meffin (father), Eye Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26/586 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gerald Meffin was the son of James and Winifred Meffin, of 38 Eye St., Invercargill, New Zealand. Also served in Egypt.

    New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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  • My mother who was Gerald's niece talks fondly of him. Thanks for your personal sacrifice so we can lead the privileged lives we do.
    Public - Madeleine - Other relative - 12 September 2016
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  • You will never be forgotten nore will the sacrifice the you made so we can have the life we now have. Your brother Percy was my grandfather I have heard your story and read the letters you sent home. Your story will not be forgotten and will be passed on thru the generations.
    Public - sally - Other Relative - 22 January 2015
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12 September 2016MadeleineWellingtonOther relative
22 January 2015sallydunedinOther Relative

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