We remember Simon Merritt

We remember Simon Merritt

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Timeline

Timeline

1869
sibling George Merritt Source:9539061 December 1869
1871
birth Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire, United Kingdom Source:9538959 Source:8588239 18th January 1871
1903
marriage Matilda Jane Cassell Source:9538982 24th January 1903
1903
marriage Matilda Jane Cassell Source:9538979 24th January 1903
1903
marriage Matilda Jane Cassell Source:8588241 1903
1905
children Ivy May Merritt Source:9539061 30th May 1905
1908
children Marjorie Nora Merritt Source:9539061 12th November 1908
1914
children Leonard Ernest Henry Merritt Source:9539061 22nd January 1914
1914
service British Army Company Quarter Master Serjeant 3/256 Wiltshire 6th Battalion Source:9539061 22nd August 1914 - 25th December 1915
1914
enlistment Devizes, in the county of Wells United Kingdom Source:9539061 22nd August 1914
1915
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:9546194 19th July 1915 - 25th December 1915
1915
dates Age 44 Source:8638186 25th December 1915
service British Army C. QMR. SERJT 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment 6th Battalion Source:9560878
service British Army Company Quarter Master Serjeant 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment 6th Battalion Source:9546194
service British Army Company Quarter Master Serjeant 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment 6th Battalion Source:9539089
service British Army Acting Colour Serjeant 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment Source:3015051
service British Army Wiltshire Source:9539083
service British Army Company Quartermaster Serjeant 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment Source:7273435
marriage Matilda Source:8638186
employment Miller Marden, Devizes United Kingdom Source:9539061
employment General Labourer Nursery Garden Chirton, Devizes United Kingdom Source:9539123
service British Army Company Quarter Master Serjeant 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment Source:3015051
1915
death Killed in Action In the Trenches, Bethune. Christmas Day 1915. Instantaneously killed by a whizz-bang (a 77mm shell fired from a German field gun), whilst unloading Christmas rations for his men from the trolley head. Bethune France Source:7273435 Source:9538959 25th December 1915
burial St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'avoue CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais Interred at the Military Cemetery near Neuve Chapelle. France Plot II.J.2 Source:9538959

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Simon
Initials S
Last Name Merritt
Source 3015051
First Names Simon
Initials S
Last Name Merritt
Source 9538959
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment Company Quarter Master Serjeant
British Army 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment Acting Colour Serjeant
British Army 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment Company Quartermaster Serjeant
British Army Wiltshire
British Army 3/256 Wiltshire 6th Battalion Company Quarter Master Serjeant
British Army 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment 6th Battalion Company Quarter Master Serjeant
British Army 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment 6th Battalion Company Quarter Master Serjeant
British Army 3/256 Wiltshire Regiment 6th Battalion C. QMR. SERJT
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Ivy May Merritt daughter 30th May 1905
Marjorie Nora Merritt daughter 12th November 1908
Leonard Ernest Henry Merritt son 22nd January 1914
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Thomas Merritt father
Eliza Merritt mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
George Merritt brother December 1869
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Matilda Jane Cassell wife 1903
Matilda wife
Matilda Jane Cassell wife 24th January 1903
Matilda Jane Cassell wife 24th January 1903
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fair Brown Brown
DateHeightSource
1914-08-09 5'9"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1914-08-09 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

TitleConnected byMore information
Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Bryan5462
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Bryan5462
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Bryan5462
1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Bryan5462

No external evidence

Multimedia

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3/256 Company Quartermaster Serjeant Simon Merritt luc39051
Memorial Brass in Church at Marden, Wiltshire Clifford40380
Folder in All Saints' Church, Marden Clifford40380
from folder in All saints' Church, Marden, Wilts Clifford40380
Original Birth Certificate of Simon Henry Merritt Tim144218
Permission to marry Tim144218
Marriage Certificate Tim144218
Soldier's Small Book Tim144218
Memorial Cards Tim144218
Memorial Scroll Tim144218
Soldier's Small Book Tim144218
1911 Census Tim144218
1915 Christmas Card sent by Simon Tim144218
1915 Christmas Card Tim144218
C.Q.M.S Simon Merritt Tim144218
Soldier's Small Book Tim144218
Soldier's Small Book Tim144218
Soldier's Small Book Tim144218
Soldier's Small Book Tim144218
Letter from Simon to Matilda dated 28 July 1915 Tim144218
Letter from Simon to Matilda dated 29 July 1915 Tim144218
Transcripts of letters from 28 and 29 July 1915 Tim144218
Letter from Simon to Matilda dated 19 August 1915 Tim144218
Transcript of letter dated 19 August 1915 Tim144218
Letter from Simon to Matilda dated 25 August 1915 Tim144218
Transcript of letter dated 25 August 1915 Tim144218
Transcript - letter from Simon to Matilda 19/10/15 Tim144218
Transcript - letter from Simon to Matilda 3/11/15 Tim144218
Letter from Simon to Matilda dated 22 Nov 1915 Tim144218
Transcript of letter dated 22 November 1915 Tim144218
Letter from Simon to Matilda on 13 Dec 1915 Tim144218
Transcript of letter dated 13 December 1915 Tim144218
Transcript - letter from Simon to Matilda 17/12/15 Tim144218
Letter from Matilda to Simon dated 21 Dec 1915 Tim144218
Letter from Matilda to Simon dated 21 Dec 1915 Tim144218
Transcript of Matilda's letter dated 21 Dec 1915 Tim144218
Transcript of Simon's last letter - 21 Dec 1915 Tim144218
Entry in Wilts Regiment 6th Bn diary 25 Dec 1915 Tim144218
Transcript of Regiment diary entry for 25 Dec 1915 Tim144218
Envelope of last letter Matilda sent to Simon Tim144218
Sealed envelope of final letter written by Matilda Tim144218
Final letter written by Matilda to Simon 28/12/15 Tim144218
Final letter written by Matilda dated 28/12/15 Tim144218
Transcript of final letter from Matilda 28/12/15 Tim144218
Letter of Condolence sent to Matilda Tim144218
Letter of Condolence Tim144218
Letter of Condolence Tim144218
Transcript of letter of condolence Tim144218
Transcript of Matilda's sister letter to her Tim144218
Letter of Condolence - Wilts Working Men's Society Tim144218
Letter of Condolence Tim144218
Letter of Condolence Tim144218
Transcript of letter of condolence Tim144218
Medal Index Card Tim144218
1914-15 Star Tim144218
1914-15 Star (back showing inscription) Tim144218
British War Medal (back) Tim144218
British War Medal 1914-18 Tim144218
The Allied Victory Medal Tim144218
The Allied Victory Medal (reverse) Tim144218
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Tim144218
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Tim144218
Simon's cap Badge from the Wiltshire Regiment Tim144218
Armistice Day Remembrance Service Bishops Cannings Tim144218
Armistice Remembrance Service Tim144218
Armistice Remembrance Service Tim144218
Graves Registration Report Form Tim144218
Index from St Vaast Military Cemetery Tim144218
St Vaast Post Military Cemetery Tim144218
St Vaast Post Military Cemetery Tim144218
St Vaast Post Military Cemetery Tim144218
St Vaast Post Military Cemetery Tim144218
St Vaast Post Military Cemetery Tim144218
Grave of C.Q.M.S Simon Henry Merritt Tim144218
Inscription on the headstone. Tim144218
Grave of C.Q.M.S Simon Henry Merritt Tim144218
3 generations of the Merritt Family. Tim144218
Grave of C.Q.M.S Simon Henry Merritt Tim144218
Memorial Plaque Tim144218

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