Phoebe Mercer, W.V.S.

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by BereniceUK, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. BereniceUK

    BereniceUK Well-Known Member

    I visited Feniscowles, near Blackburn, at the weekend and photographed the church's war memorial. Among the WW2 names is that of Phoebe Mercer of the Women's Voluntary Service.

    In February 1945, along with some other members of the W.V.S., Phoebe was sent to Assam and then on to run a canteen at Pandu, close to the border with Burma. After VJ Day Phoebe moved to Bangkok but on 21st November 1945 she was drowned. She's buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

    There's an excellently researched article about her life and death on Immanuel Church's website -


  2. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day bereniceuk.advanced member.yesterday.08:34 mercer.w.v.s.ww2.may she rest in peace,regards bernard85. :poppy: :poppy:

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