Murrell, Keith Edward


War Service:
Sergeant 907815 KEITH EDWARD MURRELL of 118 Field Regiment. Royal Artillery died on 22 May 1943, aged 22, while a prisoner of the Japanese.

118 Field Regiment was formed in 1939 as the second line regiment to 65 (8th London) Field Regiment (TA) to accommodate the large number of South Londoners (many from Lewisham) who wished to enlist. On the outbreak of war the 65th went on active service while the 118th went to Woolwich to release the regular garrison.

Eventually 118 Field Regiment joined 18th (East Anglian) Division which arrived in the Far East just in time to take part in the final week’s battle for Singapore.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

Contact the Local History and Archives Centre for more information on Regiment and service.

Location of Memorial:
He is in the Brockley County School Book of Remembrance and on the 118th Field Regiment memorial at Napier House Drill Hall, Baring Road, Grove Park.

He was the son of Edward Reginald and Constance Ada Annie. Murrell, of Lee. His brother Flight Sergeant Laurence Victor Murrell was killed in action on 2 December 1943.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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