MYER, Henry John
(Service number 23/1744)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||27 December 1896||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||18 October 1915||Age||18|
|Address at Enlistment||65 Regent St, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||H. Myer (father), 65 Regent Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Medical Information||27 September 1915 - Passed as fit for service in Timaru|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||3rd Reinforcements 1st Battalion, E Company|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Transport||HMNZT 38 Tahiti or HMNZT 39 Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Place of Death||Bellevue Spur, Passchendaele|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||N.Z. Apse, Panel 2.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Henry John Myer was the son of Henry Herman Myer and Catherine Theresa Myer (nee McCabe) of 139 Springfield Rd., Christchurch, New Zealand. He was the loved brother of William, Catherine, Mary, Agnes, Josephina, Bernard, and Christina. Henry (junior) attended Marist Brothers School in Timaru.
Henry enlisted on 18 October 1915 at Trentham and departed for service with the 3rd Reinforcements of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. On 10 March 1916, soon after arrival in Egypt, he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion Canterbruy Infantry Regiment. On 31 August 1917 he was promoted to Lance Corporal, but was killed in action six weeks later at Passchendaele.
Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (August 2013); Commonwealth War Graves Commission at http://www.cwgc.org/; Family records contributed via SCRoll submission from L Sangster, 6 April & 11 August 2016
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