First World War – Royal Navy & Merchant Navy

The following members of the family served in either the Royal Navy or the Merchant Navy during the First World War. Some of those named have further information about the person that can be accessed by clicking on the name.

The Royal Navy

Ernest Charles William Reffell – Born 1878 Islington. Enlisted 22 October 1914 RNVR AA696, demobilised 13 February 1919. Died 1956 Enfield.

Frank Alexander Reffell – Born 17 December 1896 Peckham. Enlisted Devonport 1914, retired Lieutenant, HMS Defiance Devonport 1948. Died 28 December 1984 in Kingston-Upon-Hull.

The Merchant Navy

C F Reffell – Fireman, SS Falaba (Liverpool), Merchant Navy. Born 1893 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Died on Sunday, 28th March 1915.