Alfred James MERCER


MERCER, Alfred James

Service Number: 2701
Enlisted: 17 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: East London, England, 1880
Home Town: Beeac, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Coachsmith
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 25 July 1916
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
III K , Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2701, 24th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2701, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2701, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
25 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2701, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Enlisted and served under alias Robert Janson MURCHELL

Son of Edward and Martha Mercer, of Beeac, Victoria was formerly an employee at Messrs Medling and Hackett factory, Main street, Bairnsdale, died on the 25th July from wounds received in France. During his residence at Bairnsdale he was identified with the Brass Band, of which he was a leading cornet player. He had a fine physique, and possessed all the attributes of a good soldier.