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John Laidley MERIVALE

Regimental number154
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, G.H. Merivale, 'Annery,' Darling Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Emily MERIVALE, 37 Pitt Street, Sydney
Family/military connectionsCousins: 740A Sergeant Lionel William LOVEBAND, 6th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 27 March 1918; 36637 Driver Hugh Buckingham LOVEBAND MM & Bar, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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