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Mervyn Roy Ashton

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3/4 portrait of Private Mervyn Roy Ashton, Reg No 42010, of the 6th (Hauraki) Regiment, Auckland Infantry Regiment, 23rd Reinforcements, - E Company. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1917). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-A2643. No known copyright.

3/4 portrait of Private Mervyn Roy Ashton, Reg No 42010, of the 6th (Hauraki) Regiment, Auckland Inf …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mervyn Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Dick AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 42010 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 July 1897 AWMM WaipawaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 November 1916 AWMM Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Ashton (mother), Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 April 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 42010 AWMM
  • Military service
    City of Auckland Territorials (Haurakis) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 2 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 13 June 1918 AWMM
    No longer fit for service AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Brother of L.G. Ashton AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 July 1936 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    Te AwamutuWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Parade Road, Block K, Row 8A, Plot 181 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      57: 16 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
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