Janet Edith MercerAge: 79 years19081987

Name
Janet Edith Mercer
Given names
Janet Edith
Surname
Mercer
Birth October 8, 1908 27 21
Note: British India Office Births & Baptisms
Baptism November 8, 1908 (Age 31 days)
Death November 24, 1987 (Age 79 years)
Note: England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Note: England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019
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Marriage: April 1, 1907Sanawar, India
18 months
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Birth
British India Office Births & Baptisms First name(s) Janet Edith Last name Mercer Birth year 1908 Birth date 08 Oct 1908 Baptism year 1908 Baptism date 8 Nov 1908 Place Sanawar Presidency Bengal Father's first name(s) Andrew Father's last name Mercer Mother's first name(s) Edith Elizabeth Mother's last name - Archive reference N-1-352 Folio 233 Page - Catalogue descriptions Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal
Death
England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007 First name(s) JANET EDITH Last name DICKSON Gender Female Birth day 8 Birth month 10 Birth year 1908 Age - Death quarter 4 Death year 1987 District Wandsworth Register number 1187 County London Volume 15 Page 1356 Country England
Death
England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019 First name(s) Janet Edith Last name Dickson Death year 1987 Death date 24 Nov 1987 Probate year 1989 Probate date 18 Apr 1989 Residence town London Registry London County London Country England
Shared note
Note from Erica Gregory, grand-daughter of Andrew and Edith: Granddad had been recalled to fight in Europe and, as soon as they could arrange it, Granny and the girls (Janet and Emily) came over to London in early 1915. As the ship was late in arriving, they missed Granddad’s special leave and he had to go straight back to the front despite missing them. When he was wounded, Granny went over to tend him and was with him to the end. She never recovered from his loss and was quite eccentric thereafter – very loveable though. During the time she spent nursing him, Janet and my mother had to stay in the house of a kindly Police Sergeant in Dover. As she was not allowed to take them over to France, he and his wife offered them accommodation out of the blue. Mum says Granny was eternally grateful but she feels the Policeman and his wife were a trifle relieved when the girls were collected on Granny’s return as they had been brought up in a very free and easy way in the mountains of India and were a trifle adventurous – specially with roof climbing. She would just smile and say no more about it. Granddad was always spoken of with great love and both the girls had adored him, as had Granny. I can feel that love when I think of him now, it was such a strong influence in my childhood.