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Robert KERR

Regimental number612
Date of birth30 April 1898
Place of birthDechmont, Parish of Livingstone, Scotland
SchoolSchool of Mines, Ballarat (attended this school in the early 1920's after his return from the war)
Age on arrival in Australia15
AddressMidhope Castle, South Queen, Ferry, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Kerr, Midhope Castle, South Queens Ferry, Scotland
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1913
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Lance Corporal James KERR, Regimental No. 4427, 59th Battalion, returned to Australia 10 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 September 1988
Age at death90
Place of burialBallarat Crematorium, Victoria

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