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John Thomas KERR

Regimental number3782
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
True NameKEARNS, Victor Lionel
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
AddressNew Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss L O'Reilly, Hartman Street, Cobar, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 October 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 October 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 35th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Discharge date8 November 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 2 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918.

Taken on strength, 7th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 18 June 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 21 July 1918 (malaria); transferred to Anzac Recovering Station, 22 July 1918; to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1918; to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 July 1918; to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 25 July 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 28 July 1918; to 14th Australian General Hosopital, Port Said, 29 July 1918; Rest Camp, Port Said, 23 August 1918; to Light Horse Brigade Details, Moascar, 11 September 1918; rejoined 7th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 6 October 1918.

Embarked Kantara for Gallipoli, 27 November 1918; disembarked Port Said from Gallipoli, 22 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Madras', 28 June 1919; disembarked Sydbney, 3 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 8 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KERR John Thomas

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