Captain John Alworth Merewether

Thiepval Memorial
CWGC

9th Bn. Rifle Brigade

Killed in Action on Friday 15th September 1916

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial

Son of Walton L. Merewether (Barrister at Law) and Mary R. Merewether of 294, Jersey Road, Sydney, Australia.

A death notice published in the Tablet is reproduced below:

Captain John Alworth Merewether, Rifle Brigade, only son of Mrs. Walton Merewether, of Stock, Essex, and the late Walton L. Merewether, of Sydney, N.S.W., and the grandson of the late Henry Alworth Merewether, Q.C., of Bowden Hill, Chippenham, Wilts; fell in action on September 15, at the age of thirty years. He was educated at Beaumont and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he gained his colours for all sports and took an honours degree in Jurisprudence. In February, 1915, he joined the Camel Corps on the Suez Canal, and in March left Nimieh, Upper Egypt, where he had been in the firm of Messrs. John Peel & Co. since 1905. In March, 1915, he got a commission in the Rifle Brigade, and from September, 1915, to February, 1916, was in the Ypres salient.

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