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Full Name
Lorenz Wilfred Meuli
Rank Last Held
Second Lieutenant
Lorenz Wilfred
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
First Known Rank
Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Bank official
Next of Kin
Mrs J. Meuli (mother), Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
11th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation Date
1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Maunganui or Tahiti
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Page on Nominal Roll
Western Europe
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
16 September 1916
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
  • Memorial plaque, Bank of New Zealand (Officers of the BNZ who laid down their lives in the Great War AD 1914-1919), BNZ Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
Son of Jacob and Katharina Meuli, of Manaia, Taranaki.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
  • Memorial Plaque, Bank of New Zealand Arcade, Wellington (Photo Paul Hickford, 2014)
Archives NZ source
Further References
360 photographic view, Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France. URL:
Sources Used
Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917

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