Private Harold Mercer
CH/2055S 4th Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry
Died of Wounds 23rd April 1918 (Zeebrugge
raid) , aged 20
Lived at 14 Whittaker Street
Buried in Burnley
Burnley Express 27th
April 1918 - 1st
May 1918 - 1st
May 1918 - 4th May 1918 - unknown
was the eldest son of 6 children, standing 6 ft tall he enlisted Oct 1916
and was killed in the naval raid on the Zeebrugge Mole on Tuesday morning
23rd April 1918, his body being brought to the UK.
His cousin Pte Ernest Clegg served with him.
He had seven cousins serving, one of whom was a prisoner of war, his father
served 23 years 3 months in the King's own Scottish Borderers and two
years in the East Lancashire Regiment seeing action in Burma and the Boer
Mercer of the Cameron Highlanders who was killed on the 31st July 1917,
aged 20 was possibly his brother.