Royal Naval Biography/Mercer, John Davis
JOHN DAVIS MERCER, Esq.
Obtained his first commission on the 8th December, 1809; and was serving under Captain Charles Gill, in the Cleopatra frigate, at the close of the French war in 1814. He was subsequently flag-lieutenant to the late Sir William Charles Fahie, on the Leeward Island and Halifax stations. His promotion to the rank of commander took place Sept. 9th, 1824.