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Merton at 750


Items related to events etc. that took place during Merton's 750th Anniversary year in 2014.

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The famous Merton chime tolls 12 noon. Based on the chimes at Canterbury, the Merton bell sounds every fifteen minutes during daytime hours. These means the Merton chime has always been either loved or hated by the college's neighbours - Corpus…

7th (Reserve) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.Gilbert Adamson, born on 28th December 1894, was the son of John William Adamson, a Professor at Kings College London, and Caroline Amanda, née Knapman, of 44 Whitehall Park, Highgate, London.He was…

3rd Battalion, attached to 1st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers.Ronald Ackerley - known to his family as Hermann - was born on 15th February 1892 in Newton Abbot, Devon. He wasthe eldest son of Dr Richard Ackerley & Eliza Helen, née Page,…

1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards.Born on 5th December 1870 in Lewisham, London, Cecil Baker was the third son of Arthur Henry Baker JP and Clara Baker of Elderslie, Beckenham, Kent. He married Gwendoline Peyman on 6th October 1898. He was educated at…

5th (Service) Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry).Philip Bellasis, born on 19th April 1893 in Kensington, London,was the son of William Dalglish Bellasis and Marie Sophie Dalglish Bellasis (daughter of the Marquis de Guerry de Lauret) of…

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