The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private W F Mercer


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Private Walter Frank MERCER, L/9836, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd August 1914.

Born 6th February 1894, Aldgate, Middlesex. son of Eliza & Frank Mercer.


1911 Census - 14 Friths Buildings, Eltham, Kent - Eliza Mercer, head, age 37, widow, married 20 years, 7 children, 5 still alive, charwoman, employer, born Bermondsey, London; Walter Frank Mercer, son, age 19, single, temporary auxiliary postman, employer, born Whitechapel, Lomdon; Susannah Mercer, daughter, age 16, daily girl, house work, employer; Florrie Mercer, daughter, age 11, school; Alice Caroline Mercer, daughter, age 6, born Well Hall, Kent.


Enlisted New Cross, Kent, age 18 years & 1 month, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 112lbs, slight varicose veins and some decay of teeth.  Resided 14 Friths Buildings, Eltham, Kent.  Formerly postman.

6th March 1912, enlisted; 23rd July 1912, joined 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th February 1913, Dublin, absent from Parading at ?????, 3 days confined to Barracks; 9th July 1913 to 22nd July 1913, King George V Hospital, Dublin, impetigo contagious; 22nd September 1913, employed as billiard marker in Regimental Library, honest, sober, clean industrious; 22nd July 1914, employed as telephone operator, honest, sober, clean industrious; 15th August 1914, posted BEF.

Buried at Hautrage Military Cemetery, I. E. 22., Belgium.


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