We remember Richard Myers

We remember Richard Myers

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Timeline

Timeline

1884
birth Wigan/ Lancashire United Kingdom Source:8478315 Source:8478008 29th July 1884
1914
employment Sheep farmer Self Employed Bickerstaffe Farm Young's Point Otamatea Matakohe New Zealand Source:8478008 1914
1915
enlistment Auckland New Zealand Source:8478377 28th May 1915
1915
service New Zealand Expeditionary Force Corporal 23/1127 New Zealand Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion Source:8478383 28th May 1915 - 19th June 1917
1915
theatres Egypt :4 Source:8478383 15th November 1915 - 6th April 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:8478383 29th April 1916 - 19th June 1917
1916
appointments Commanding stretcher bearer squad Source:8478324 15th September 1916 - 3rd October 1916
1916
appointments Acting Corporal Source:8478383 5th October 1916 - 5th November 1916
1916
awards Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration Source:8478383 19th October 1916
1916
hospitalisation Evacuated sick to hospital Hospital/Institution Source:8478377 1st November 1916 - 7th November 1916
1916
appointments Lance Corporal Source:8478383 5th November 1916 - 22nd April 1917
1917
appointments Corporal Source:8478383 22nd April 1917 - 19th June 1917
1917
appointments detatched to NZ Wing 2nd Army Reinforcement Camp Source:8478383 30th May 1917 - 18th June 1917
1917
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8478324 7th June 1917
1917
death Killed in Action Supervising a night working party, Richard was caught by a shell explosion. he was evacuated to the advanced field hospital in Ploegsteert Wood , but died there never regaining consciousness. Belgium Source:7979057 Source:8478005 19th June 1917
awards Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration Source:8478324
awards Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration Source:8478005
burial Strand Military Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Comines-Warneton, Hainaut Belgium VI B 10 Source:7979057
sibling Thomas Myers Source:8478008
sibling George Myers Source:8478008
sibling John Myers Source:8478315

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Richard
Initials R
Last Name Myers
Source 7979057
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
New Zealand Expeditionary Force 23/1127 New Zealand Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion Corporal
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) British Award/Decoration
Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration
Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Elizabeth Purdon mother
John Myers father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Thomas Myers brother
George Myers brother
John Myers brother
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fair Blue Brown
DateHeightSource
1915-04-07 5'7"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1915-04-07 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Official Records

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Online Cenotaph: New Zealand Expeditionary Force

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Multimedia

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Grave Stone Marcus40228
The Strand Marcus40228
Scroll of Honour Marcus40228
Letter from officer Marcus40228
Death notification Marcus40228
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P218 Marcus40228
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Richard's Brother in New Zealand Marcus40228
Emigration Date Marcus40228
Enlistment Record page 1 Marcus40228
Enlistment Record page 2 Marcus40228
Mentioned in Dispatches Marcus40228
Gazette Marcus40228
Active Service Record page1 Marcus40228
Active Service record page2 Marcus40228
Obituary Marcus40228
Richard Myers Marcus40228
Medal History report page 1 Marcus40228
Medal History report page 2 Marcus40228
Medal History report 3 Marcus40228

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