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James KERR

Regimental number1155
Place of birthLismore, New South Wales
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
AddressKyogle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriett Kerr, Kyogle, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Harriett Mary KERR, Wiangaree, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3764 Pte Cyril Ostend KERR, 9th Bn, killed in action, 10 August 1918; 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: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1155 James KERR for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KERR James

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