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Roll of Honour Data Page
3 Feb 1924 Lewisham RD, London.
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
23 May 1943 granted Emergency Commission with rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
16 Apr 1944 - joined 591 Antrim Para Sqn.
Wounded in Action - jeep drove over a mine.
16 Jul 1945 embarked for Far East service.
20 Jul 1946 confirmed as 2nd Lieutenant
3 Aug 1946 promoted to Lieutenant
3 Feb 1951 promoted to Captain
3 Feb 1958 promoted to Major
24 Mar 1966 promoted to Lt. Colonel
30 Jun 1970 promoted to Colonel
31 Dec 1972 promoted to Brigadier
3 Feb 1979 retires on retired pay from the Royal Engineers
son of Robert J Merrell (1893-1944) and Gladys Evelyn Marjoram (1902- 1940) [m.1921 Lewisham, England]
brother of Graham Rex Merrell (1925-1999)
father of two sons and a daughter.
1951 Myra Fisher (1935-2000) in Surrey RD, England.
Aug 2010 aged 86
Cemetery / Memorial:
25 May 1956- awarded an MBE
Oct 2011 Article about the auction of Brig. Merrell's militaria collection(click)
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