John Barnes (Jack) KERR

KERR, John Barnes

Service Numbers: 5854, Q205561
Enlisted: 1 February 1916, Brisbane
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th (QLD) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia, 9 April 1890
Home Town: Mount Kilcoy, Somerset, Queensland
Schooling: Maitland High School and Hawkesbury Agricultural College, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 10 May 1978, aged 88 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Kilcoy Honour Roll, Maitland High School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5854, 25th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane
21 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5854, 25th Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5854, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boonah, Brisbane
17 Jun 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, Army Pay Corps (AIF)
17 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, Army Pay Corps (AIF)
22 Jul 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 5854, Army Pay Corps (AIF), HT Ullysses, England for return to Australia - disembarking Sydney 5 September 1919
21 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 5854, Army Pay Corps (AIF)

World War 2 Service

19 Apr 1942: Involvement Private, SN Q205561
19 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q205561, 6th (QLD) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
19 Apr 1942: Enlisted
22 Oct 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q205561, 6th (QLD) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
22 Oct 1945: Discharged

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