Percival Charles MERRITT

MERRITT, Percival Charles

Service Number: 568
Enlisted: 3 September 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clarendon, South Australia, 14 May 1885
Home Town: Clarendon, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Clarendon Public School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Enteric fever, Malta, 26 October 1915, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Grave A. XVIII. 6. INSCRIPTION TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WE LOVE IS NOT TO DIE, Pieta Military Cemetery, Tal-Pieta, Malta (island), Malta
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clarendon Methodist Church and Sunday School Honour Board, Clarendon War Memorial, Prospect South Australian Soldiers at Gallipoli Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Helena Vale, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 568, 11th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 568, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Son of Mr. J. A. F. and Ann Merritt, of Clarendon. South Australia.



Pte. P. C. Merritt, late of Clarendon, who died at Malta on October 20, was 30 years of age. He enlisted in Western Australia, and landed at Gallipoli with the gallant 10th on April 25, and after four months' active service, contracted enteric fever and died in hospital. Pte. Merritt was educated at Clarendon Public School, and spent the early part of his life in that district. He subsequently went to Western Australia. A younger brother is serving with the colours abroad." - from the Adelaide Observer 20 Nov 1915 (