James KERR

KERR, James

Service Number: 3355
Enlisted: 9 August 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, 13 March 1889
Home Town: West Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales
Schooling: Maitland High School, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Natural causes, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, 7 March 1950, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Cremated
Memorials: Maitland High School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3355, 4th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3355, 4th Infantry Battalion
13 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3355, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Sydney
16 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 53rd Infantry Battalion
8 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 53rd Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 3355, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), Shrapnel wound neck
14 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 53rd Infantry Battalion
8 Sep 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3355, 53rd Infantry Battalion, HT Raranga, London for return to Australia - disembarking Sydney 29 October 1919
30 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3355, 53rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Henry and Alice KERR of 'Heather Brae', Regent Street West Maitland, NSW