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Lieutenant

(later  Brigadier)


Robert Maurice

MERRELL


(nickname)

(Photo)

Born:

3 Feb 1924 Lewisham RD, London.

 

Service No.

277516

Regiment(s):

591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
3 Para

Military Notes:
Service Record:

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

Family Notes:

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.

Civilian Occupation:

Career  Soldier 

Married:

1951  Myra Fisher  (1935-2000) in Surrey RD, England. 

Died:

Aug 2010  aged 86

Burial:

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Cemetery / Memorial:

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Links:

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Misc:

25 May 1956- awarded an MBE

Oct 2011 Article about the auction of Brig. Merrell's militaria collection(click)

 

 

 


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