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Merson Templer Gore-Brett

Merson Templer Gore-Brett


GORE BRETT, Private Merson Templer, Gore Brett, killed in action, was the only son of Mr. Alexander Gore Brett of Burgoyne Road, Epsom, and was in his 22nd year. He was born at Hawera, educated at the Hawera District High School and afterwards at the Auckland Grammar School and he was a keen football and tennis player. Prior to enlisting he was farming at Te Aroha. He attained to corporal's stripes in the infantry before leaving Trentham. He volunteered for machine-gun work as a private and took part in the evacuation operations of the peninsula. [AWN 02.11.1916]


Name: BRETT, MERSON TEMPLER GORE

Initials: M T G

Nationality: New Zealand

Rank: Private

Regiment: New Zealand Machine Gun Corps

Unit Text: No. 2 Coy.

Age: 21

Date of Death: 03/10/1916

Service No: 12/2653

Additional information: Son of Alexander Gore Brett and Kate Brett, of 36, Grange Rd., Mount Eden, Auckland.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL

Country: France

Locality: Somme

Possibly died of wounds


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