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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916


CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916


Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

L/Cpl 51645 George Woodward Mercer

  • Age: 20
  • From: St Helens, Lancs
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • D.O.W Tuesday 12th June 1917
  • Commemorated at: Wimereux Cc
    Panel Ref: II.M.5A
George Woodward Mercer was born in Prescot the son of Harold and Helen Mercer. Prior to the war he was employed in St Helens by Pilkingtons. 

He enlisted in St Helens in the Royal Army Medical Corps as Private 1532. He transferred to the 17th Bn of the Kings Liverpool Regiment with the service number 51645.

George died of wounds aged 20 on 12/06/1917 and is buried at Wimereux where his headstone bears the epitaph:

"I PASS BUT SHALL NOT DIE". 

This is a quote from the poem The Passing of Arthur by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

George is commemorated in St Helen's on the Pilkington Memorial and also on the Ormskirk Street Congregational Memorial.

89th Brigade On This Day.

104 Years Ago.
The Pals are engaged in truly murderous fighting whilst helping to clear Trones Wood. Losses are again heavy.

Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Cpl 15874 William Henry Charles Askew
24 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 32807 James Alfred Carmichael

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Cpl 16087 Robert Joseph Cowman

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 26663 James William Crowe

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
L/Cpl 15424 Charles George Croxson
21 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 15241 Arthur Shaw Damsell

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 26113 Noel Trewavas Harvey
20 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
L/Cpl 15002 Arthur James Henshaw
26 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 22404 Harry Hewitson

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
2nd Lieut Harold Crispin Hick

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
L/Cpl 22415 John Dykes Holt

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 12th July 1916.
Pte 24484 William Archer Houseman

A total of 22 Pals where killed on this day. View All