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Victor Herbert Mercer

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor Herbert AWMM
  • Surname
    Mercer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 209 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1894 AWMM MercerAuckland Province AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 209 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 17 August 1914 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 17 January 1916 AWMM Private AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Cecil Walter and Annie Mercer of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Private Mercer served with the 4th Infantry Battalion (Private, Service No. 209) at Gallipoli. He was wounded in action on 8 May 1915. Private Mercer returned to Australia on 6 August 1915 and was discharged medically unfit on 17 January 1916. He was re-attested for Home Defence as a Recruiting Sergeant Australian Military Forces (Citizen Forces) on 7 February 1916. He died from typhoid fever in Bowral Hospital, aged 21 years.

    Private Mercer is a recent addition to the roll of Great War Dead-he was accepted for commemoration, after research, dead on 3 March 2017. AWMM
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Death

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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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