Martin Francis Richard Merrison Lt 62303

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Name Martin Francis Richard Merrison
Army number 62303
Rank Lt
Decorations M.C. - 14/2/1946, Territorial Efficiency Medal - 4/3/1947
Date of birth 31/7/1912, possibly in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Age 77 at the time of his death.
Unit Commissioned in the The Durham Light Infantry. Posted to the 11th Battalion 1/9/39. Served in France with the B.E.F. Taken Prisoner of War. Relinquished Commission on grounds of disability 12/8/1946. From Active List became Major 8/8/1949. Ceased TARO liability on age grounds 19/9/1962, retaining the honorary rank of Major.
Company/Battery HQ Company, D Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Commander.
Joined Brigade 01-Sep-39.
Promotions T/Captain, Captain 11/4/1945, Major 8/8/1947.
Wounded
Prisoner of War O6B/O7B 15654
Died/Killed in action Died 3/2/1990 at Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Probate granted at Newcastle Registry on 15/3/1990.
Home address No details yet of parents. Married Doreen Margaret Ingram Besley in July 1936 in Northumberland South District.
Source table 11DLI

We could not trace a "McGregor Card" for this Officer in DCRO thus resulting in more limited information about him. Family input would be very welcome.