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Roy Stanley MERCER

Regimental number37335
Date of birth23 March 1889
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAccountant
AddressBeaconsfield Street, Highgate Hill, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Mercer, Beaconsfield Street, Highgate Hill, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date26 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 30
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 5 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Jessie MERCER. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date25 June 1919 - 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Family/military connectionsBrother: 35530 Gunner Andrew Lindsay Grey MERCER, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 8 January 1919.
Other details

Embarked at Sydney and disembarked at Suez on 12 December 1917

Wounded in the field (Rouen, France) gas shell wound in October 1918. Transferred to Bath War Hospital England on 2 November 1918 and then to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford on 11 December 1918

War Service: England, France

Invalided home to Australia per H.T. 'Plassy' arriving on 30 April 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 May 1942
Age at death53
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium, Mt. Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland

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