Merion Morton MORIARTY


MORIARTY, Merion Morton

Service Number: 1949
Enlisted: 2 November 1915, Holsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Young, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Yass, Yass Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Law Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 12 March 1918
Cemetery: Somer Farm Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1949, 55th Infantry Battalion, Holsworthy, NSW
23 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1949, 55th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1949, 55th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Merion Morton MORIARTY was born in Young, New South Wales in 1892

His parents were Merion MORIARTY & Annie Isabel MORTON who married in NSW in 1889 (registered in Goulburn)

He enlisted in Holdsworthy on 2nd November, 1915 & embarked with the 55th Infantry Battalion, 3rd reinforcements on the HMAT Barambah from Sydney on 23rd June, 1916

Merion was Killed in Action in Belgium on 12th March, 1918 & is buried in the Somer Farm Cemetery - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Memorial in Ypres, Flanders