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Lance Corporal Albert Mercer

1897 - 1916

Albert

In Memory of
Lance Corporal ALBERT MERCER

15085, 11th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment
who died
on 01 July 1916

Remembered with honour
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Albert Mercer born 26th April 1897 was the son of Isaac & Ann (nee Mattison). He was baptised at St Bartholomew's on 19th May that year, when his parents were living at 28 Blackburn Road. He died in Mesopotamia on 1 st July 1916 where he had been wounded by a sword the previous week and was buried at Amara Cemetery. He was named after his father's brother Albert, who died in infancy and was the son of Henry Mercer and Maryann (nee Clough). My Grandfather was a year older than Albert and when he failed to return home, named his son, my father, after him when he was born exactly a year later.

Alice Mercer-Medeiros

 

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