MERCER, Edgar Joseph
(Service number 47504)

Aliases Joe Mercer
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 28 February 1882 Place of Birth Makikikhi, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date 2 February 1917 Age 34
Address at Enlistment Makikihi.
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience Territorials, Studholme Mounted Rifles.
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret Mercer (mother), Makikihi, Canterbury, NZ.
Religion Anglican
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZEF
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 27th Reinforcements (First Draft) Specialists Company, Signal Section.
Date 12 June 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington, NZ Destination England.
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Entrenching Battalion.

Military Awards

Campaigns Battle of Lys, Flanders 1918.
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 14 April 1918 Age 36 years
Place of Death Meteren, France.
Cause Killed in Action
Memorial or Cemetery Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium.
Memorial Reference Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial

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Researched and Written by

Cynthia McCaughan (SC branch NZSG); Lesley Tennent (SC branch NZSG)

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