Reginald Henry Merrifield

Surname: Merrifield
Other names: Reginald Henry
Other people in this story:
Henry John Merefield
Anne Stroud Merefield (nee Tanswell)
Lillian Hart
Edgar William Merrifield
John Percival Merrifield
Victor George Merrifield
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
Blandford, Dorset
Childe Okeford, Dorset
Balkans

Story:
Reginald Henry Merrifield (surname as registered) was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset on 23 May 1889 the son of Henry John Merefield (surname as registered) and Anne Stroud Merefield (nee Tanswell).  He lived his early life in Fontmell Magna.   He enlisted and served with the 5th and 6th Battalions of the Dorsetshire Regiment eventually becoming a Corporal (Service No. 10180).  He served in the Balkans area and on his discharge on 17 Mar 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.   He married Lillian Hart in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry area in 1928.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Lloyds Bank, Market Place, Blandford, Dorset, working as a Gardener (his wife was housekeeper to the Bank Manager).  He died in Childe Okeford, Dorset, on 30 Apr 1950.  Of his brothers, Victor George Merrifield, died during the conflict whilst Edgar William Merrifield and John Percival Merrifield, both survived.

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