Sidney Stanley Merefield

Surname: Merefield
Other names: Sidney Stanley
Other people in this story:
Frederick Merefield
Mary Ellen Merefield (nee Gray)
Kathleen Mary Bealing
Bertie Merefield
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
New Forest, Hampshire

Sidney Stanley Merefield was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Sep 1899 the son of Frederick Merefield and Mary Ellen Merefield (nee Gray).   He lived his early life at 3 North Street, Fontmell Magna.   He enlisted and served with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 01054 & 40114).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He married Kathleen Mary Bealing in Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28 May 1928.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 1 North Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a General Labourer at a Waterworks.  His death was recorded in the New Forest, Hampshire, Registry in 1984.  His brother, Bertie Merefield, also served in the conflict.


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