Arthur Douglas Merriman GC

Name: Arthur Douglas Merriman

Conflict: Second World War

Gazetted: December 3, 1940

Service: Civilian

Arthur Douglas Merriman GC

Medal group

Place/date of birth: Manchester/November 25, 1892

Rank when awarded GC (and later highest rank): Civilian (later Lieutenant-Colonel)

Date of bravery: September 11, 1940

London Gazette citation:

Arthur Douglas Merriman, Part-time Experimental Officer, Directorate of Scientific Research, Ministry of Supply

For conspicuous bravery in connection with bomb disposal.

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Other decorations: OBE

Place/date of death: Streatham, London/November 4, 1972

Grave/memorials: Headstone, Streatham Park Cemetery, London

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Bosley’s, 2013

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum