Born:1899, Ipswich.

Died: 24th August 1918.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: R/41194

Regiment: The County of London Regiment, 2/15th Battalion, The Civil Service Own Rifles, (Prince of Wales’ Own Rifles) affiliated to King’s Royal Rifle Corps.

Formerly Trooper/10/2909, 21st T.R. Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Wytschaete Military Cemetery,






1901   7, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.

Robert was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Samuel Merchant, 47, a G.E.R. Engine Driver, born Colchester, Essex.

Ellen Merchant (nee Baldry), 37, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Owen William Baldry, 17, a Stay Maker in Corset Factory, born Leiston, Suffolk.

Constance Margaret Merchant, 14, a Card Board Box Maker, born Ipswich.

Claud S. Merchant, 13, born Ipswich.

Edward Merchant, 12, born Ipswich.

Sidney Wesley Merchant, 11, born Ipswich.

Violet Jessie Merchant, 8, born Ipswich.

Maurice George Merchant, 5, born Ipswich.


1911   33, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.


Samuel, 56, a Night Watchman – Borough Council – Eletric Trams Department.

Elle, 46.

Owen, 26, a Blacksmith Striker – Iron Foundry.

Edward, 22, a General Labourer – out of work.

Sidney, 19, a Seaman – Cook on a Barge.

Violet, 18.

George, 16, a General Labourer – Sack & Tent Manufacturer.

Harry Merchant, 10, born Ipswich,

1 boarder.


The County of London Regiment, 2/15th Battalion


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