Owen Thomas MERCER


MERCER, Owen Thomas

Service Number: 55
Enlisted: 20 October 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 1894
Home Town: Mile End, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: St Vincent's School, Goodwood
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Died of wounds, At sea - HMAS Sicilia, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 4 June 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at Sea, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Campbelltown Methodist Church WW1 Honour Roll, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 55, Morphettville, South Australia
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 55, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 55, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne
4 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 55, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Private O. T. Mercer, of the 9th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force, who died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles on June 14 on the hospital ship Sicilia, was the second son of Mr. Edmond Mercer, of Western Australia, late of Quorn. He was 22 years of age." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 17 Jul 1915 (nla.gov.au)

"MERCER.-On the 14th June, O. T. Mercer, died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. "Though the world is full of strife, he is at peace."— Inserted by his loving friend, M. Goode, Richmond, S.A." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 10 Jul 1915 (nla.gov.au)