Other names: Bernard Bradley
Locations in this story: Bournemouth, HampshireParkstone, DorsetPoole. DorsetFrance & FlandersBackwell, Bristol
Story: Bernard Bradley Murrin was born in Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 22 Feb 1892 the son of Josiah Murrin and Ann Murrin (nee Cater). He moved around with his family as they became licensees of various hotels including Parkstone, Dorset, and the Talbot Hotel in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No 23349). He served in France & Flanders from 1 Sep 1915 and on his discharge on 28 Mar 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Lizzie Alice May Bryan in Poole, Dorset, during 1917. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Dingleside', Western Road, Poole, Dorset, working as a Director and Manager of a Builder's Contractor. He was living at 28 Oakleigh Close, Blackwell, Bristol, at the time of his death on 27 May 1980. His brother, Frank Cater Murrin, also served and both their names appear on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.