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FREDERICK MERCER

Company Sergeant Major 3/2939

Essex Regiment 10th Battalion

Died Of Wounds 30/09/1916

Age 35

CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, II. E. 23.

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Husband of E. M. Mercer, of 62, Stanley Rd, Chingford, Essex.

Born: Wrotham, Kent
Enlisted: Stratford, Essex
Residence: Chingford, Essex

Frederick was awarded the Military Cross and Distinguished Conduct Medal

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 27 JULY, 1916. 7445

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 20 OCTOBER, 1916. 10205

3/2939 Coy. Sjt.-Maj. F. Mercer, Essex R.
For conspicuous gallantry and presence of mind. When the battalion was being relieved,
the Headquarters` party came under artillery fire, which caused several casualties.
This Warrant Officer showed great devotion in rendering first aid to the wounded, and
assisted to carry them back, being under shell fire throughout.


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