Murrell, William Robert James


War Service:
Lance Corporal SR/695 WILLIAM ROBERT JAMES MURRELL of 2nd battalion Middlesex Regiment, was killed in action on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. That day 2/Middlesex lost 23 officers and 517 other ranks. He had previously served for 8 years with the London Irish rifles.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the Sydenham South Suburban Gas Works war memorial.

When he was attested at Woolwich on 31 August 1914 he gave his occupation as plumber and fitter. He was the husband of Mrs Annie Murrell of 63 Kilmorie Road, Forest Hill. The married in the autumn of 1907 in Greenwich.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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