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 Claude Martin 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 1939, young Claude as he was known, was a 'tailoring display man' living at 14 Chalgrove Avenue, Morden, Surrey. In 1942 'by permission of a Miss J. W. Williams of Bournemouth', Murrills was exhibited at Ipswich Art Club 'An Old Corner, Ipswich' at that time Murrills was serving in the Suffolk Regiment in the Second World War. In 1955 he was living at Streatham, London and later moved to Hassocks, West Sussex, where he founded an art society and was a leading member in two others, the Croydon Art Society, and the Wapping Group. In 2002 he was living at 4 Clayton Park, Hassocks, West Sussex and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Artists. The author of 'Practical Display Instructor' and 'The Display of Canned, Packed & Bottled Goods'. Harold Claude Murrills died at Brighton, Sussex on 24 May 2006.

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