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Cyril Ostend KERR

Regimental number3764
Place of birthKyogle
Place of birthTiaro, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressKyogle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Kerr, Wyangerie via Kyogle, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 July 1917
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 August 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name two spellings Ostend and Austin
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IV, Row G, Grave no. 12), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
56
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Harriett Mary KERR, Wiangaree, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1155 Pte James KERR, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; 671 Lance Sergeant Robert William KERR MM, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 December 1918; Cousins: 1753 Pte Robert Clive KERR, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 13 March 1918; 2053 Pte Clarence Michael KERR, 4th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KERR Cyril Ostend

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