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Full Name: John Joseph Merrick
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John Joseph
Surname: Merrick
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 12/2032
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Jacob Merrick (father), 12 Ireland Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Ireland Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 17 April 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 499
Last Unit Served: Auckland Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Malta ex Gallipoli
Date of Death: 24 August 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: A. XI. 4.
Description of Image:
  • Headstone, detail, Pieta Military Cemetery
  • Headstone, Pieta Military Cemetery
  • Headstone, wide view, Pieta Military Cemetery
  • General View 1, Pieta Military Cemetery
  • General View 2, Pieta Military Cemetery
  • General View 3, Pieta Military Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice, Pieta Military Cemetery
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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