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"

The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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