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Henry KERR

Regimental number2486
Place of birthDandenong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTooradin, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinBrother, W Kerr, Tooradin, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentWaranga Park, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to Abbassia Detention Barracks, 24 September 1915 (no further details recorded).

Joined 7th, Gallipoli, 23 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, 24 February 1916.

Found guilty, Ferry Post, 7 April 1916, of insolence to an Officer while on line of march: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 1 May 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, and rejoined Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 4 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Wounded and Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1500909: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KERR Henry
Red Cross File No 1500909

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