Emily May MercerAge: 85 years19101996

Emily May Mercer
Given names
Emily May
Birth June 22, 1910 28 23
Note: British India Office Births & Baptisms
Census September 29, 1939 (Age 29 years)
Address: 22 St Maur Road, Fulham, London, England
Death March 25, 1996 (Age 85 years)
Note: England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
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Marriage: April 1, 1907Sanawar, India
18 months
elder sister
20 months
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British India Office Births & Baptisms First name(s) Emily May Last name Mercer Birth year 1910 Birth date 22 Jun 1910 Baptism year 1910 Baptism date 23 Jul 1910 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-1-366 Folio 179 Page - Catalogue descriptions Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal
Census1939 England - Census - Edith Frances Elizabeth Binge - Household

Fulham, London, England

1281Mercer, Edith E FF26 Apr/1887WidUnaid domestic duties, was School Teacher
1282Mercer, Emily MayF22 Jun/1910UnmShop Assistant Bag Dep

England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007 First name(s) EMILY MAY Last name MORRIS Gender Female Birth day 22 Birth month 6 Birth year 1910 Age - Death quarter 1 Death year 1996 District Liskeard District number 3631 Register number 22B Entry number 082 Date of registration mm/yy 0396 County Cornwall Country England
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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.