Charles Henry Merriman

Charles Henry Merriman. Image courtesy of Imperial War Museum © IWM (HU 125567)

1893 – 9th April 1917. Wiltshire Regiment (2nd Battalion)

Charles Henry Merriman was a former Manchester FC player, killed in Europe during the Great War. He was born in 1893, in Chorlton, to Charles and Harriet Merriman. His father was the Canon at St Mary’s Rectory in Hulme.

Merriman initially joined the Royal Fusiliers as a private in March 1915. Unlike many of his teammates, he had to earn his commission, serving in France for nearly a year before his promotion as a lieutenant. He was killed in action in the Spring of 1917.

Merriman is buried at Wancourt British Cemetery, Grave V1. E8.

SOURCES
Imperial War Museum
World Rugby Museum
Manchester Guardian

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