Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Merrifields in:
 • West Korah Cemetery
 • Korah
 • Algoma District
 • Ontario
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
William Merrifield
Birth: Oct. 9, 1890
Death: Aug. 8, 1943

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the 4th Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. At Abancourt, France, October 1, 1918, Sergeant Merrifield's unit was pinned down and unable to move by heavy German machine-gun fire. On his own, Sergeant Merrifield charged out of the shell hole in which he had taken cover and leaping from one shell hole to another attacked two enemy machine-guns single-handed killing it's occupants. Being wounded he continued to lead his platoon forward until another wound forced his evacuation from the field. For most conspicuous bravery, he was invested with his Victoria Cross by King George V on January 26, 1919. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
West Korah Cemetery
Algoma District
Ontario, Canada
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7033127
William Merrifield
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
William Merrifield
Added by: Bill Mullen
William Merrifield
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Donald Gordon Dalrymple
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Rest in Peace
- Bruce Nuckowski
 Added: Mar. 8, 2017

- poddop
 Added: Aug. 8, 2015

- Kat
 Added: Oct. 9, 2014
There are 48 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.3 after 26 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service