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Douglas Charles Walter Meurk

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Charles Walter AWMM
  • Surname
    Meurk AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    45321 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1917 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Birth notes
    Son of Carl and Ellen Victoria Meurk, of Greymouth, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Address before enlistment
    Nephew of Sarah Elizabeth Steggal, of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/douglas-charles-walter-meurk
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    45321 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.245 Labourer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.245
    GisborneGisborne 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.245
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Carl and Ellen Victoria Meurk, of Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand; nephew of Sarah Elizabeth Steggal, of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    TunisiaNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM X. B. 24 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    ROLL OF HONOUR IN MEMORIAM
    Meurk.— ln loving memory of our dear nephew, Douglas Charles Walter, who was killed on April 24. 1943, in Tunisia, — lnserted by Uncle Bert and Auntie Sadie. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXXI, ISSUE 21387, 24 APRIL 1944, PAGE 1
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2183143
    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.245 AWMM

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03 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher

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