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William Arthur KERR

Regimental number4215
Date of birth31 October 1892
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address18 Cowper Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 11"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Kerr, 18 Cowper Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date24 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 22 January 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: trench fever), Sydney, 24 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death5 July 1962
Age at death68
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, KERR William Arthur

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