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 Douglas Charles Walter Meurk

Douglas Charles Walter Meurk

Birth
New Zealand
Death 1943 (aged 25–26)
Tunisia
Burial Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand
Plot WW2 1939-1945
Memorial ID 100120192 · View Source
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From New Zealand Electronic Text Collection, The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War, Petrol Company, Chapter 14 - The End in North Africa:
Page 265: "There was time, too, for games. A Divisional sports meeting was scheduled for 13 February, and after try-outs and practices the following were selected to represent Petrol Company: Drivers E. R. Sisson, D. C. W. Meurk, E. Barabithe and Johnson."

Page 281: "On 22 April, ten load-carriers from I Platoon set out at daybreak for Advanced Base, 2 NZEF, at Tripoli, to pick up New Zealand Forces Club stores for distribution to the Division. When the convoy returned, on 26 April, the subaltern in charge (Second-Lieutenant Roberts18 brought sad news. On the 24th the detachment had camped for the night about a mile north of Medenine. Two men had entered a disused hole, intending to erect their bivvies there, when an S-mine exploded, killing one and badly wounding the other. A third man then entered the hole to extricate his wounded comrade, but exploded two more S-mines in the process and caused further casualties. These were: killed, Drivers T. H. Christison,19 D. C. W. Meurk,20 R. J. Davis21 (all Petrol Company), Lieutenant R. D. Jenkins22 (NZ Forces Club), Driver F. A. Kelly23 (reinforcement for Ammunition Company); wounded, Driver D. J. Craig24 (Petrol Company) and five other rank reinforcements for infantry battalions; slightly wounded and returned to unit, Corporal S. J. Hobbs and Driver K. Feist25 (both of Petrol Company). A padre was not available, so Second-Lieutenant Roberts read extracts from the soldier's burial service over each body the following morning, and a burial party remained behind when the convoy continued its journey."


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In Memory Of
The Kiwis
who paid the
Supreme Sacrifice in
the 2nd World War
1939 - 1945

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  • Created by: Jo Jo
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100120192
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Douglas Charles Walter Meurk (19 Nov 1917–1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100120192, citing Masterton War Memorial, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand ; Maintained by Jo Jo (contributor 47676831) .