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Malcolm Smith Mercer

In memory of:

Major General Malcolm Smith Mercer

June 3, 1916

Military Service


Age:

56

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Division:

Gen. Officer Commanding 3rd Canadian Div.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Companion of the Bath

Additional Information


Born:

September 17, 1859

Commemorated on Page 134 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. A. 38.

Location:

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– The Golden Book : The Military Institute, 1927 (Toronto : University of Toronto Press);
  • Memorial– The Golden Book : The Military Institute, 1927 (Toronto : University of Toronto Press);
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram August 1914. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram June 1916. Submitted for the Project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Corp. John Reid found General Mercer after the battle. From the Toronto Telegram July 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram June 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Osgoode Hall War Memorial
  • Honour Roll– "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.
  • Honour Roll– WWI Roll of Service includes names of all the members of the Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church who served in the war.  55 men died as a result of their war service.
  • Commemorative Plaque– WWI Memorial Plaque located in the Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church (est. 1885), 190 Medland St., Toronto, ON.
  • Photo of Malcolm Smith Mercer– LtCol Mercer wearing CEF Uniform.
  • Grave– Grave of MGen Mercer, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, 1919.
  • Photo of Malcolm Smith Mercer (2)– Maj Mercer in Queen's Own Rifles Uniform 1912-14.
  • Gravemarker
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Varsity War Supplement, University of Toronto, July 1915.
  • Photo of Malcom Mercer– Source:  CANADA IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR.  Vol. II Days of Preparation.  United Publishers of Canada Limited, Toronto.
  • Photo of Malcom Mercer– Source:  CANADA IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR.  Vol. II Days of Preparation.  United Publishers of Canada Limited, Toronto.
  • Newspaper Clipping– A tribute to Major General Mercer appeared in the Toronto Evening Telegram on May 1st, 1915.  It refers to the Canadian counter-attacks at the 2nd Battle of Ypres in April 1915.
  • Memorial Plaque– Queens Own Rifles of Canada memorial

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