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Private Frank MERRIN, G/5522, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, General Hospital, France, 15th October 1916, age 24.

12th July 1892, born Blackburn, Lancashire, son of Frederick and Betsy Ann Merrin, of 16, Cardinal Street, Burnley, Lancasshire. 

2nd October 1892, Blackburn, Lancashire, baptism of Frank Merrin, son of Frederick, (telephone wireman), and Betsy Ann Merrin, 4 Winter Street.


1911 Census - 15 Double Street, Revidge Road, Blackburn, Lancashire - Frederick Merrin, head, age 57, married, Telephone Wireman, National Telephone Company, worker, born Over Darwen, Lancashire; Betsy Ann Merrin, wife, age 43, married 25 years, 11 children, 10 still alive, born Bury?, Lancashire; Fred Merrin, son, age 24, single, farm labourer, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Constance Merrin, daughter, age 15, single, 2 loom weaver (cotton) Mill, worker, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Charlotte Merrin, daughter, age 13, Tenter in cotton weaving Mills, worker, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Grace Merrin, daughter, age 11, school, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Stanley Merrin, son, age 9, school, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Percy Merrin, son, age 6, school, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Dorris Merrin, daughter, age 5, school, born Blackburn, Lancashire; Bessie Merrin, daughter, age 2, born Blackburn, Lancashire. 

1911 Census - Lower Intack Samlesbury, near Preston, Lancashire - Edward Coar, head, age 32, married, farmer, born, Samlesbury, Lancashire; Annie Coar, wife, age 30, married 10 years, 4 children, 3 still alive, born Clitheroe, Lancashire; Mary Elizabeth Coar, daughter, age 9, born, Samlesbury, Lancashire; Edeth Coar, daughter, age 5, born, Samlesbury, Lancashire; Edward Coar, son, age 1, born, Samlesbury, Lancashire; Richard Stockdale, servant, age 22, single, farm labourer, born Blackburn, Lancashire; William Singleton, servant, age 23, single, farm labourer, Blackburn, Lancashire; Frank Merrin, servant, age 19, single, farm labourer, Blackburn, Lancashire.


Enlisted Blackburn, Lancashire.

1st June 1915, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Etretat Churchyard, II. C. 5A., France.


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