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Robert William KERR

Regimental number671
Place of birthNabiac, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Addressc/o John Kerr, Beantree, Kyogle, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr John Kerr, Beantree, Kyogle, Richmond River, New South Wales
Previous military service3 1/2 Years within the New South Wales Scotish Rifles
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Splendid leadership and bravery enabling valuable services to be performed.(Near Le Barque, 24-26 February 1917)que
Recommendation date: 10 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Harriett Mary KERR, Wiangaree, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3764 Pte Cyril Ostend KERR, 9th Bn, killed in action, 10 August 1918; 1155 Pte James KERR, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; 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: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KERR Robert William

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