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James Douglas MERCER

Regimental number785
Place of birthIpswich Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShearer
Addressc/o Mrs J. Peacock, Wallir Hall, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Mercer, c/o Mrs J. Peacock, Wallir Hall, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Enlistment date16 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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