Regiment : 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 13372
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 20 on 12th March 1915
Buried : Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 34
Birthplace : Welland, Worcestershire, resident Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of Mr A. Merchant, of Old House, Queenhill, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Memorial : Queenhill and Holdfast St Nicholas Church WW1 Memorial
Credits : Researched by Andy Frisby.
The birth of Herbert John Merchant is registered in the March Quarter 1895 under the Upton Registration District.
The Bushley, Longdon, Queenhill and Holdfast Parochial Almanack and Yearbook For 1915:
Queenhill & Holdfast
Capt. R.W.F. Ashworth (late 13th Hussars Remount
Capt. J.G. O’Hara Worcestershire Yeomanry
G. Clarke Trooper Worcestershire Yeomanry
G. Hemus Trooper Worcestershire Yeomanry
E. Marchant Worcestershire Regiment
Herbert Marchant Worcestershire Regiment
A. Prosser Worcestershire Regiment
A. Tandy Worcestershire Regiment
A. Henry Marchant Oxford & Bucks L.I.
Victor Griffiths Liverpool Regiment
A. Parker 4th Batt. Rifle Brigade
S.J. Tandy Veterinary Department
Herbert Merchant has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.