Remembering Today 9/1/46 Gunner:William Thomas Mercer,1783370,Royal Artillery 33 Anti-Tank Regt.

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    MERCER, WILLIAM THOMAS
    Rank:
    Gunner
    Service No:
    1783370
    Date of Death:
    09/01/1946
    Age:
    25
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal Artillery
    33 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Grave Reference:
    Sec. Q. Coll. grave 332. (Screen Wall. Panel 26).
    Cemetery:
    MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of William and J. Mercer; husband of Amy Mercer, of Chester.Casualty Details
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Possible

    William T Mercer in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: William T Mercer
    Birth Date: abt 1921
    Date of Registration: Mar 1946
    Age at Death: 25
    Registration district: Manchester
    Inferred County: Lancashire
    Volume: 8d
    Page: 175

    William Mercer in the UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: William Mercer
    Given Initials: W T
    Rank: Gunner
    Death Date: 9 Jan 1946
    Number: 1783370
    Birth Place: Dunfermline
    Residence: Fife
    Branch at Enlistment: Royal Artillery
    Theatre of War: United Kingdom
    Regiment at Death: Royal Artillery
    Branch at Death: Royal Artillery

    TD
     
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  3. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Birth recorded in Dunfermline 1920, reference 424/982. Will is also available via Scotlandspeople website. Can't see his service return though. TD is likely right with the above, but why registered so long after date of death?
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Maybe because it went through the the civil registration system ??

    Died Early Jan 46 and registered into the civil system Mar 46 - so possibly 7 or 8 weeks

    TD
     
  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Enlisted in the RA in 1941
    see Part II Number 7
    MERCER.jpg
     
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