Sydney Hill KERR

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KERR, Sydney Hill

Service Number: 4464
Enlisted: 10 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bayswater, South Australia, 4 April 1887
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 November 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Public Stores Department WW1 Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4464, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4464, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4464, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
5 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4464, 27th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE S. H. KERR.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kerr, Kanowna road, Largs Bay, have been notified that their youngest son (Private Sidney Hill Kerr), of the 27th Battalion, was killed in action on November 5. He enlisted in January, 1916, and left for Egypt in March of the same year. After a brief stay there he left for France, where he met his death. Prior to his enlistment he was employed at the Government Supply Stores. He was 28 years of age. For some time he was a member of the Port Adelaide Congregational Young Men's Class, and was much esteemed for his quiet and reflective disposition. Deceased was a grandson of the late Mr. Gregor Poyzer, at one time loco. foreman at Terowie." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 19 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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