Harry Mercer

Surname: Mercer
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
Edwin Mercer
Lydia Lavinia Mercer (nee Roberts)
Nellie Kingdon
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew, Dorset
France & Flanders
Poole, Dorset
Bournemouth, Hampshire

Harry Mercer was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, during 1883 the son of Edwin Mercer and Lydia Lavinia Mercer (nee Roberts).  He lived his early life at Rowberry, Donhead St. Andrew.  He had enlisted on 24 Sep 1915 and joined the Army Service Corps (Mechanical Transport) as a Private (Service No. 130579).  He served in France and Flanders from 13 Dec 1915 with the 403 Mechanical Transport Company.  He was eventually discharged on 7 Sep 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  His marriage to Mellie Kingdon was recorded in Poole, Dorset, during 1921 and at one time was living at 72 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Dorset.  He died in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Poole Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 6 Nov 1933


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