Henry MYER

Regimental number23/1744
Date of birth27 December 1895
Place of birthWaimate
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationUpholsterer
Next of kinFather, H Myer, Regent Street, Timaru
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Rank on embarkationRifleman
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1915, 3rd Reinforcements of 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 38 Tahiti on 8 January 1916
Final rankLance Corporal
Final unit2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsTyne Cot Memorial (New Zealand Apse, Panel 2), Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs Herman Myer, 139 Springfield Road, Christchurch
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 8 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 8 February 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. 10 March 1916.

Embarked Egypt to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 7 April 1916.

Ordered to pay cost of 1 MT cover (5/4d), 27 April 1916.

Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 7 January 1917 (carbuncle, neck), and transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 12 January 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 14 January 1917; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 18 February 1917.

Admitted to No 24 General Hospital, Etaples, 7 March 1917 (influenza); discharged to Base Depot, 25 March 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 19 June 1917.

Appointed Lance corporal, 31 August 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 27 September 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Undated report of burial by Rev. J.A. Lush, attached 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, in the vicinity of Passchendale/Bellevue Ridge; grave subsequently lost.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 15, p. 4
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 21379234

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