Other names: Frank Cater
Locations in this story: Newton Abbot, DevonWolborough, DevonIwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetChristchurch, HampshireOsmington, DorsetDorchester, Dorset
Story: Frank Cater Murrin was born in Newton Abbot, Devon, on 5 Feb 1879 and baptised at Wolborough, Devon, on 13 May 1879 the son of Josiah Murrin and Ann Murrin (nee Cater). He spent his early life moving with his parents as they became licensees of various Hotels until, by 1911, they had become the licensees of the Talbot Hotel, Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Frank had enlisted and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 99334). He was with the 266th Siege Battery but it is not known in which theatre of was he served. On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Mabel Daisy Wrixon in Christchurch, Hampshire, in 1919 and by 1922 he is recorded as being the Postmaster at the Iwerne Minster Post Office. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Stores, Osmington, Dorset, as a Grocer and Shopkeeper. He died in Dorchester, Dorset, County Hospital on 20 Aug 1949. His brother, Bernard Bradley Murrin, also served in the conflict and both names appear on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.