Arthur Thomas Merritt

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 85217
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 174th Brigade, 'B' Battery
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 03.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.D.5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Norwich
  • Address: 43 Cleghorn St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Bank Worker
  • Mother:

    Agnes Merritt, 15 Lochlee Tce, Dundee

  • Father:

    Arthur Herbert Merritt

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Arthur Thomas Merritt

Arthur T. Merritt   85217   Royal Field Artillery


Sergeant Arthur T. Merritt, R.F.A., has been killed in action.  Previous to enlistment shortly after the outbreak of war he was employed in a bank in Dundee.  He was 22 years of age, and had been on active service for fully a year.  Deceased was the eldest son of Captain A. H. Merritt, R.F.A., who was also employed in the city prior to the outbreak of hostilities.  Captain Merritt was an ex-soldier, but rejoined the colours, and has risen from the rank of sergeant-major to that which he now holds.

Dundee Courier 29th August 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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