Note from Erica Gregory, grand-daughter of Andrew and Edith:

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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.
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by: Malcolm Holt
Given names Surname GIVN SURN Sosa SOSA Birth SORT_BIRT Place NCHI Death SORT_DEAT Age AGE Place Last change CHAN SEX BIRT DEAT TREE
Edith Elizabeth Frances Binge
Edith Elizabeth Frances Mercer
Edith Elizabeth FrancesAAAABingeBingeAAAAEdith Elizabeth Frances018872410455130Karachi, Pakistan2219572436022607025567London, England21 July 2013 - 11:30:341374406234FYESY100R
Second Lieutenant Andrew Mercer
AndrewAAAAMercerMercerAAAAAndrew024 May 18812408225136Scoonieknowe, Leven, Fife, Scotland2222 October 191524207931023412568Etaples Military Cemetery, Normandy, France21 July 2013 - 11:30:181374406218MYESYES 
Emily May Mercer
Emily MayAAAAMercerMercerAAAAEmily May022 June 19102418845107Sanawar, India0025 March 19962450168218531323Polperro, Cornwall, England21 July 2013 - 13:24:311374413071FYESY100 
Janet Edith Mercer
Janet EdithAAAAMercerMercerAAAAJanet Edith019082418124109Sanawar, India0019872446979307928855London, England21 July 2013 - 11:37:571374406677FYESY100 
Given names Surname HUSB:GIVN_SURN HUSB:SURN_GIVN Age AGE Given names Surname WIFE:GIVN_SURN WIFE:SURN_GIVN Age AGE Marriage MARR:DATE Place NCHI Last change CHAN MARR DEAT TREE
Second Lieutenant Andrew Mercer
AndrewAAAAMercerMercerAAAAAndrew-1Edith Elizabeth Frances Binge
Edith Elizabeth FrancesAAAABingeBingeAAAAEdith Elizabeth Frances-1yes0Sanawar, India2221 July 2013 - 11:35:011374406501UY