|Place of birth||Black Flat, Victoria|
|Address||Welshpool,South Gippsland, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Thomas Merritt, Welshpool,South Gippsland, Victoria|
|Previous military service||64th Infantry|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 12, Reinforcement 7|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/39/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||14th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Brothers: 318 Pte Charles Cecil MERRITT, 3rd Machine Gun Squadron, died of wounds, 1 November 1917; 319 Pte Frank Leslie MERRITT, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 11 April 1916. Uncle: 231 Sgt David CRAWFORD, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 23 June 1915.|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 August 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 18 August 1917.
Taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, and posted to 53rd Battery, 27 August 1917.
Evacuated, 2 October 1917 (gassed); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 3 October 1917; transferred to 1st Aouth African General Hospital, Abbeville, 4 October 1917; embarked for England, 11 October 1917; admitted to Reading War Hospital, 12 October 1917 (mustard gas); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 2 November 1917; discharged, 6 November 1917; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 November 1917; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 19 January 1918.
Marched out to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 5 February 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 14 March 1918; rejoined 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 19 March 1918.
To England on leave, 26 January 1919; reported to Headquarters, 12 February 1919.
Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 26 February 1919 (sick); discharged, 27 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Fort Denison', 25 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1919; discharged, 25 July 1919 (medically unfit).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
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|Sources||NAA: B2455, MERRITT Roy Vernon|