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Waimanuka Merriman
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Boysie was the son of Waimanuka aka Te Nuku Merriman a WW1 veteran. Two other brothers Leroy Merriman & Albert Pearson served with him in the 28th Maori Battalion. He saw action in Greece, Crete and Western Desert before returning to NZ with one of the furlough drafts. After his military service he retrained (Rehab) as a carpenter. He married but had no children and is buried with his whanau in the family urupa at Thames

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