Other names: Sidney Stanley
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetAshmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetNew Forest, Hampshire
Story: 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.