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Trooper Arthur Kerr

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Arthur Andrew Kerr

Ancestor's date of birth: 11/12/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 15/09/1950

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Stockman

Service Number: 2765

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: sydney

Unit: 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 04/07/1915

Murray Page: 140

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps. British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Quiet man excellent horseman. Height 178 cm, weight 72 kg (1915).

Reasons to go and fight: To serve his country.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal under Rimington including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned home 3 June 1902 married Elizabeth Hobba. Was living in Surry Hills NSW and working as a carter in 1915. Enlisted in the AIF, 20 Bn 4 July 1915. Served as a private in Gallipoli and France, was wounded, shot in left arm 5 August 1916 and wounded again 5 February 1917. Repartiated to Australia, discharged 16 October 1917. Was living in Botany NSW at the time of his death.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Robert James Howell, Lake Munmorah NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: grandson


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