John & Hannah Mercer, at 36 Shaw Street lost four sons. They were:-

L/Cpl, John Mercer, 1st EYR was killed at Ypres on 9th August 1915, aged 20.

L/Cpl, Alfred Shaw Mercer, 1st West Yorkshire Regiment was killed on the 27th May 1916, aged 25.

Pte, George Mercer, 1/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers was killed on the 10th April 1918 aged 18.

Pte, James Mercer, 10th EYR, died of wounds 11th September 1918, aged 29.

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