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Charles Rupert KER

Regimental number1842
Date of birth--/02/1887
Other NamesKER, Charles Rupert de Burgh
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank official
AddressUnion Bank, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs C de B Ker, Yea, Victoria
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ART
Promotion date: 12 March 1916


Unit: ART Div 1
Promotion date: 13 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on St Luke's Anglican Church Roll of Honor, Yea, Victoria.

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry. 2nd Lt. Ker and S.M. Cameron put out a fire and removed ammunition from a wagon body which had been ignited by hostile shell fire. It was a most gallant act, carried out at very great personal risk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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