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John Strachan KERR

Date of birth26 July 1892
OccupationMechanical engineer
AddressWellington Mills via Dardanup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J C Kerr, Wellington Mills via Dardanup, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 29 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion


Unit: 16th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 January 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great gallantry, and carried his men with him through uncut wire into the second objective. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 04/10/1017

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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