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Mervyn Ansley Bull

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mervyn Ansley AWMM
  • Surname
    Bull AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    20024 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 October 1907 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 62 Francis Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Joyce Mabel Bull (wife), 62 Francis Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Crete, Greece AWMM
      1 June 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Oflag IX-A/Z, Rotenburg, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 3288 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • 2 I/C of 5 Field Regiment

      POW Crete where he taught fellow POWs mathematics

      Mathematics teacher and Rector at Timaru High School

      He is recalled as knitting regularly during commitee meetings at a time when this was highly unusual for a man, let alone a man at committee meetings. AWMM
    • Remembered in 'From Rotenburg to Rector: the life and career of Mervyn Ansley Bull ED, MSc, BCom, Soldier, Teacher, Churchman'. Shaw, Alon. Published 2005 by Timaru High School Old Boys' Foundation, Private Bag 903, Timaru, New Zealand. ISBN 0-476-01449-2. Public - David Charles - Direct descendant - 15 January 2018 - Shaw 2005
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1973 AWMM
    New Zealand 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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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 28 AWMM
    • Shaw, A. (2005). From Rotenberg to rector : the life and career of Mervyn Ansley Bull, ED, MSc, BCom, soldier, teacher, churchman. Timaru, N.Z.: Timaru High School Old Boys’ Foundation. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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15 January 2018David CharlesWellington, New ZealandDirect descendant

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