James KERR

KERR, James

Service Number: 340
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, 1891
Home Town: Childers, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 29 June 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
III F 30, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Apple Tree Creek War Memorial (Digger), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Childers Isis District Roll of Honour, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 340, Rockhampton, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 340, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 340, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 340, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 340, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 340 awm_unit: 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment awm_rank: Trooper awm_died_date: 1915-06-29

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

Pte. James Kerr immigrated from Scotland and settled in the Childers district prior to the outbreak of the First World War. He listed previous military service with the 6th Royal Scots (Infantry) for a term of 3 years.

Upon enlistment he listed his NOK as G. Royan who lived at Isis Central Mill, but upon his death information realvealed that his mother Isabella Kerr, resided in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as a ex-nuptial son, Andrew Kerr Clarke.