Private Louis Mercier

Private Louis Mercier served in 18th battalion (Prescott) during the 1866 and 1870 Fenians Raid campaigns in Upper Canada. He is entitled to the Canada General Service Medal bars Fenian Raid 1866 and 1870

1866 : He served from June 2 nd to June 10 th at Vankleek Hill and Prescott awaiting the enemy. They never showed up.

1870 : He served at Cornwall for three weeks

1871 Canadian census taken in Prescott County – Hawkesbury West district, Ontario

He was born in Ontario in 1850 (age 21 years)

Trade : labourer           Religion: Roman Catholic

1881 Canadian census taken place Hull, Ottawa, Quebec

Louis Mercier (head) born in Ontario in 1851     Occupation Labourer

Annie Mercier (wife) born in Quebec in 1851     Religion Roman Catholic

Louis Mercier born in Ontario in 1872, age 9

Levi Mercier born in Ontario in 1874, age 7

Jules Mercier born in Ontario in 1878, age 3

Pauline Mercier born in Ontario on August of 1880

Also living with them was someone anmed Abraham Lederoot. He was born in Ontario in 1859 and was a labourer

1882 He is listed as a labourer in 1882 Hull’s Almanac

December 17st, 1900 : His canada General Service medal (number 8752) was sent to hom in Hawkesbury, Ontario

1901 census information taken in Hintonburgh (Village), Carleton, Ontario

Mercier Louis born on June 5 1850

Mercier Hannah born on June 5 1851

He is buried at the Garden of Souvenir cemetery in Gatineau, Quebec (section D)

The inscription on the gravestone read like this;

À la mémoire de Hormidas Chartrand décédé le 27 avril 1934 à l’age de 76 ans et 6 mois époux de Flore Normand décédé le 2 février 1939 à l’age de 78 ans.

Louis Mercier décédé le 10 février 1935 à l’age de 63 ans

Eveline Claude 1872 – 1964

Inscription on the side of the stone

Louis Mercier 1848 – 1918             Anna Thérien 1849 – 1937

Justine Huneault 1849 – 1918       Louis Claude 1835 – 1920

Yvonne Mercier 1900 – 1921         Emile Lavigne 1907 – 1964

Époux de Yvette Mercier 1910 – 2001

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography.

Private Louis Mercier Canada General Service Medal clasps Fenian Raid 1866 and 1870

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Picture of his gravestone in Souvenir’s cemetery, Gatineau Québec

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  • Roland Comerford  On 2015/03/20 at 17:46

    Private Louis Mercier is my Great Grand-Father, my Name is Roland Comerford of Ottawa Ont…that’s my family plot we recently just buried my aunt there Rhea Mercier she was one of the daughter of
    Louis Mercier’s son Jules Mercier… How would I go about obtaining or viewing my great grand father’s medal?

    Please respond

    Thanks again

    Roland Comerford

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