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Le Roy Merriman

Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 16 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Le Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Merriman AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25945 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
    Tainui AWMM
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 15 Hardinge Street, Auckland C. 1, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Merriman (father), Heale Street, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25945 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 Labourer/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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Le Roy Merriman was the son of Tenuka and Roma Merriman, of Parawai, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 29 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
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • LeRoy and his two brothers, Waimanuka(Boysie) Merriman and Albert Pearson, served as members of the 28th Maori Battalion. LeRoy and Boysie fought in Greece and Crete and were participants in the battle of 42nd Street where LeRoy was killed. He has no known grave. The writer, his two brothers and son attended the 70th Anniversary Commemoration Services in 2011 and it was astonishing to visit the site and not find a plaque of some sort to commemorate the event. This oversight has been corrected through the initiative of an Australian Aboriginal veterans family.
    Public - Andrew Marutuehu - Other Relative - 20 June 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
      Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 326 AWMM
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Gardiner, W. (2019). Ake ake kia kaha e! : Forever brave! : B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945. Auckland : Bateman Books. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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20 June 2015Andrew Marutuehu RotoruaOther Relative

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