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He was the son of Catherine Bexon (formerly Mercer) and the brother of Frederick Leslie Mercer. He was the half brother of Jessie May and Hilda Marjorie Bexon. In 1911 they lived at 36 Cope Street Radford Nottingham. He was the husband of Lily (née Smith) Mercer (born 18th September 1893 ) and the father of Charles Vernon born 21st March 1914, Tennent born 20th February 1915, Laurence born 12th March 1916 and Lily Mercer born 6th March 1917 of 8 Wilfred Terrace Bridlington Street Hyson Green Nottingham. Following his death his widow Lily was awarded a pension of 33 shillings and 9 pence a week which commenced on 19th May 1919.
In 1911 he was a brewery bottle washer.
29 Oct 1918
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Army Service Corps
Private Charles Vernon Mercer, served with the 708th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps, he died of pneumonia on 29th October 1918. He is buried in Skopje British Cemetery.
CWGC headstone, personal inscription: 'His duty nobly done' Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 13 November 1918: MERCER died of pneumonia, October 30th, Private Charles Vernon Mercer, eldest son of Mrs Bexon, 35 Cope Street. Mother Nottingham Evening Post 14th November 1918 :- “MERCER. – Died of pneumonia abroad October 30th, Pte. Charles Vernon Mercer, eldest and dearly loved son of Mrs. Bexon, 36 Cope-street. They miss him most who love him best. – Mother.” Nottingham Evening Post 16th November 1918 :- “MERCER. – On the 30th October, Pte. Charles Vernon, eldest grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bottomore, died of pneumonia in Salonika. Grief too deep for words. – Sorrowing wife and children.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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