1915 - 2006

Harold Claude Murrills was born at 219 London Road South, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 26 March 1915 and baptised at Kirkley St Peter & St John in Suffolk on 23 May 1915, son of Martin Claude Murrills (4 October 1878-1958), a mariner and later a boot shop manager, and his wife Polly Fanny née Oxbrow (5 September 1881-1976), who married at Ipswich in 1907. In 1921, Harold was 6-year-old living at 219 London Road, Lowestoft with his parents 42-year-old Martin and 39-year-old Polly, with siblings Edward Jack 12 and Eileen Joy 9. In 1939, Harold was a 'tailoring display man' living at 14 Chalgrove Avenue, Morden, Surrey. In 1942, 'by permission of Miss J[oan] W[inifred] Hilliam of Bournemouth', he exhibited at Ipswich Art Club 'An Old Corner, Ipswich', he married Miss Hilliam (7 June 1921-2004) at Bournemouth in that year, when Murrills was serving in the Suffolk Regiment during the Second World War when he was known as 'Jock'. In 1955 he was living at Streatham, London before moving to Sanderstead, near Croydon and, painting under the name of Claude Murrills, was a leading member of the Croydon Art Society. After retiring as a Display Consultant and Designer he moved to Hassocks, West Sussex, where he founded an art society and was also a leading member of the Wapping Group and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Artists. In 2002 he was living at 4 Clayton Park, Hassocks, West Sussex and Harold Claude Murrills died at Brighton, Sussex on 24 May 2006. The author of 'Practical Display Instructor' and 'The Display of Canned, Packed & Bottled Goods'.

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