Harold Mercer

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First name: Harold

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Last name: Mercer

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Corporal Harold Mercer served with the 1st Battalion in France. He sailed for England aboard the "Marathon" from Sydney. Diary describing front near Caestre, duty with Salvage Corps, and hospitalisation in London.
Includes poems and press contributions, published 1918-1919. A journalist who wrote poems and prose sketches mainly for the Bulletin under the pen name of "Hamer"

Street signs, the corner of Frederick St and Dodson Av
Trove solves a family mystery

All the WW1 records for my great grand uncle showed he lived in Hanover St, Lidcombe. However, this street no longer exists. Searching in Trove I discovered the street had been renamed to honour another soldier, Private Frederick Doodson who was killed on Anzac Day landing at the Dardanelles. The digitised newspapers helped me to unravel a mystery in the family history. Trove supplied the missing piece to the puzzle and also the reason why the street name was changed, and the wonderful recognition for the local soldier who died.

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