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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:


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.