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William Royden KERRY

Regimental number3557
Place of birthCrookwell New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W G Kerry, 101 Victoria Street, Lewisham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Conspicuous bravery in carrying messages at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 10 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Discharge date15 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 25581 Driver Cyril Hayward KERRY, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 31 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 June 1972
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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