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Roy Somerville Herrick

Takapuna War Memorial WW2 name panel 4 (photo John Halpin, July 2013) - CC BY John Halpin

Takapuna War Memorial WW2 name panel 4 (photo John Halpin, July 2013) - CC BY John Halpin

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roy Somerville AWMM
  • Surname
    Herrick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1498 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 6 Tudor Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs D.A.R Herrick (wife), 14 Ellerslie Park Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1498 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Traffic Officer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Joseph and Willa Herrick; husband of Dorothy Alice Herrick, of Ellerslie, Auckland

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    CreteGreece 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
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, 1939-1945, Devonport Memorial Drive, Auckland AWMM
    • Memorial Drive, Lake Road, Devonport, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Remembering the sacrifice of our Great Uncle Roy today. Grateful for his sacrifice.
    Public - Linda - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
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  • I am descended from the Irish branch of the family, as I believe many of the N.Z Herricks are. I know we are related to the Somerville family of Drishane House, Castletownsend, which would account for our unusual Christian names. I believe we are possibly all descended from Lieut. John Herrick who won the Shippool Estate in Cork in 1650's. I have his bible (dated 1599), which is currently at my sisters house. I am now retired and live in Spain.
    Public - James Edward Somerville - Other Relative - 15 September 2015
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020LindaAucklandDirect descendant
15 September 2015James Edward SomervilleAlicante, SpainOther Relative

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