Ernest George MERCER
AKA Ernie MERCER
Late of ?
Relations in ‘the job’:
“possible” relation in ‘the job‘: K. A. MERCER, NSWPF # 9106 ?
Frederick J. MERCER, NSWPF Cadet # 0708 ?
G.P. MERCER, NSWPF # ?????
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 081
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 9515
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday ? ? ?
Probationary Constable- appointed 2 November 1959 ( aged 26 years, 4 months, 12 days )
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed 2 November 1965
Detective – appointed ? ? ?
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 3 May 1975
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 16 December 1982
Final Rank: = Sergeant ?/Class
Stations: ?, North District ( 1965 ), Grafton?, ?, North Coast District ( 1969 ), ?, Armidale – Retirement
Service: From ? ? ? to 2 July 1988 = 28 years, Service
Time with NSW Police: From: ? ? 1959 to 2 July 1988 = 28 years,
Retirement / Leaving age: = 55 years, 0 months, 11 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 34 Years, 10 months, 16 days
Awards: National Medal – granted 15 September 1980 ( Sgt 3/c )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 10 September 1986 ( Sgt 2/c )
Born: Wednesday 21 June 1933
Died on: Thursday 18 May 2023
Age: 89 years, 10 months, 27 days
Organ Donor: No – age prohibitive
Event location: ?
Event / Diagnosis date: ?
Funeral date: Friday 26 May 2023 @ 1.30pm
Funeral location: Coffs Harbour Crematorium, 956A Coramba Road, Karangi, NSW 02 6651 5007
There will be NO Formal Police involvement but friends and former colleagues are invited to attend
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Wake location: ???
Wake date: ???
Funeral Parlour: ?
Buried at: ?
Grave Location: Plot: ? Section: ?
Grave GPS: ?, ?
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( May 2023 )
ERNEST is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Ernest George Mercer
18th May 2023
Passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Loved husband of Gloria (dec).
Wonderful and loved father of Neil & Rob, and Judith & Barry.
Fond brother of Marj.
Sadly missed by all.
Aged 89 Years
Gone fishing, reunited with Gloria.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Ernest’s farewell service to be held Friday, 26th May 2023 at 1.30pm in the Chapel of the Coffs Harbour Crematorium, Coramba Road, Karangi.
The below article mentions Cst E. Mercer. It is unknown if it is Ernest Mercer or not.
Policemen chase ‘ flying saucer ‘ over Grafton
SYDNEY, Monday. — Two police constables in a car “chased” a flying saucer which dozens of people sighted over Grafton last night.
The saucer — the second reported in the district in the past week — was in sight for about two hours.
Last week an unidentified flying object was reported from Harwood Island, about 30 miles north-east of Grafton.
Two constables —E. Mercer and P. Woodman — chased last night’s saucer for about two hours before it disappeared to the south of Grafton.
The saucer moved slowly at about 1,500ft above the ground and it changed colour every few minutes. The colour alternated between white and red.
Watched with binoculars
The constables were at Grafton Police Station when a caller told them that an unidentified object was over the city.
When the two sceptical constables went out to look they saw a bright circular disc high in the sky.
Constable Mercer trained binoculars on the object, which “did not seem to have a centre”.
When they returned to the station for a car to follow the object, the police switchboard was jammed with calls from people who reported that they also had sighted the object.
Constables Mercer and Woodman set off by car and followed the object which moved off slowly towards the south of the city.
After about two hours it picked up speed and disappeared.
Constable K. Crossingham, who spoke to the two constables, said: “When we first got this report we were very sceptical. Flying saucers usually are attributed to having had ‘one too many’, but after last night’s experience, it appears there might be something in the report.”
The two police officers will make a report to senior officers in the area.
Police at Lismore also reported seeing the object
Constable Doug Coughlan said today the object had been seen “five or six times” in the past fortnight.
He saw the object himself last night, with Sgt P. Hobson.
Sgt Hobson had seen it ‘three or four times” before.
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