Mertens John Charles Lt 99148
Name Mertens John Charles
Army number 99148
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned as 2/Lt in the 12th Bn 2/9/1939. Embodied 24/8/1939. Transferred to the Black Watch 20/12/1939. Posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish 1/2/1940. Served with the B.E.F. in Northern France. Taken Prisoner of War. Repatriated to the UK. Posted to SHAEF, 21 Army Group, Control Commission, Demobilised 1946 as Hon Major. TARO (BW) 1/9/1948.
Company/Battery C Coy
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role PoW 1940-45, Staff Captain, Civil Affairs, SO III, SO II.
Joined Brigade 1/9/1939
Promotions W/S Lt 2/3/41, T/Captain 23/7/1945, W/S Captain and T/Major 10/1/46.
Prisoner of War Oflag VIB, O9A/Z, PoW Number 326
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Older son of John Thompson Mertens and his late wife, of Shortlands, Kent and Calcutta. Educated Tonbridge School and Durham University. Married 10/3/1947 to Alice M Anstice of Windsor, Berks, at Caxton Hall Westminster and on 22/3/1947 at Evangelisches Kirche, Mulheim-Broich, Germany. Victoria House, Vernon Place, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC 1. Electrical Engineer. Emigrated to Australia 1966 - 22, McLeod Avenue, Roseville, New South Wales.
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