Merriman, P W
PERCY WILLIAM MERRIMAN
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 37 and 39.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 14 August 1914, and was killed in action at Westhoed, Belgium. Unfortunately, Percy’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing
There is an article about Percy in the Watford Illustrated dated 24 December 1914; plus In Memoriams in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 20 November 1915, 18 November 1916, 17 November 1917 and 16 November 1918.
Son of Walter Leonard and Elizabeth Sarah (nee CHATTEY) MERRIMAN of Watford.
His parents married 1875 in the Kensington, London, district. Walter died 1921 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 7 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Elizabeth died 1930 in Watford aged 84, and was buried 19 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Percy was born 28 February 1884 in Winslow, Bucks, and attended Callowland Board School, Watford, from 5 May 1896 to 28 July 1898. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 7 he lived in Winslow, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, a printer’s assistant aged 16, he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census [name entered as PERRIMAN], he was a barman aged 26, a boarder in Watford.
Date of death16/11/1914
Age at death30*
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)