Warnett, Merrick Raymond


War Service:
Lance Corporal MERRICK RAYMOND WARNETT of 20th battalion, London Regiment was killed on 14 May 1918, aged 25. He enlisted in August 1914.

He is buried and remembered in Contay British cemetery, near Franvillers.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at the church of St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham and also on the 20th London Regiment Roll of Honour.

His name is also recorded in the Great War Memorial Book of the Central Council of Church Bellringers displayed in St. Paul's cathedral.

He was the son of Harry Warnett and wife of Mrs Edith Warnett of Lochaber Road, Lewisham. His brother was also a bell ringer and his father was tower captain at St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham. When the Lewisham war memorial was unveiled the bells of St Mary’s rang a muffled quarter peal of Grandsire Triples, 1260 changes in 49 minutes. Among the ringers was his brother and the peal was conducted by his father.

Kentish Mercury, 13 May 1921

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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