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Mervyn Howard Roberts

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  R_012. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel R_012. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mervyn Howard AWMM
  • Surname
    Roberts AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    65094 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    14 November 1919 Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 17 December 2019 - NZBDM birth database - Reg No 1920/28224 Note registration was not recorded until 1920
  • Place of birth
    Fairfield, Levin, Horowhenua, Manawtu-Wanganui, New Zeland Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 17 December 2019 - Personal knowledge as son of his eldest brother and family genealogist. Family oral history.
  • Birth notes
    2nd son of Percival Russell and Ada Pearl (Hook) Roberts Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 17 December 2019 - Personal knowledge as son of his eldest brother and family genealogist. Family oral history.
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Muriwai Road, Waimauku, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr P.R. Roberts (father), Sabulite Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Father, Percival Russell and stepmother, Gertrude Bessie (Pengelly) Roberts Public - Shane - Other relative - 15 November 2020 - Family knowledge and research
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65094 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Mervyn Roberts was the son of Percival Russell Roberts and Ada Pearl Roberts, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Mervyn Roberts was the son of Percival Russell Roberts and Ada Pearl Roberts, of Koputaroa and later Fairfield Levin where Mervyn was born.
      His mother Ada never lived in Hastings as she passed away just before Mervyn's sixth birthday, Percival didn't settle in Hastings until after Mervyn was killed in action. Public - Shane Patrick - Other relative - 17 December 2019 - Family oral history and as nephew and family genealogist, personal knowledge.
    • Mervyn's eldest brother, my father, Leslie Percival Roberts always related to us that Mervyn said goodbye to his stepmother, Gertrude, knowing he was never going to return home. Public - Shane - Other relative - 15 November 2020 - Verbal family history relayed to us by our late father, Mervyn's brother
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    15 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa 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
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • We hope you are resting in peace dear Uncle Mervyn.
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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/2124323
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 180 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
15 November 2020ShaneToledo, Ohio, USAOther relative
17 December 2019Shane PatrickToledo, Ohio, USAOther relative

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