2497 Edward KERR

Date of enlistment 17th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action – Ville-sur-Ancre

Field General Court Martial – sentenced to 5 years in prison

Summary of Private Kerr’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
13th September 1919 Australia Discharged
22nd July 1919 Australia Disembarked the Rio Negro at Melbourne
29th May 1919 England Return to Australia from Devonport on Rio Negro
11th April 1919 France Embarked Le Havre for Southampton
3rd September 1918 France Re-joined unit
29th August 1918 England Proceeded overseas to France from Folkestone
14th August 1918 England Marched in to Longbridge Deverill depot
30th July 1918 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny
15th June 1918 England Marched in to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott
13th June 1918 England Transferred to No.1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital Harefield
23rd May 1918 England Admitted to Norfolk War Hospital
19th May 1918 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound left arm
7th May 1918 France Re-joined unit from prison
17th March 1918 France Unexpired portion of sentence remitted and released from prison
12th July 1916 France Committed to prison in the field to serve 5 years Penal Servitude awarded by FGCM
31st May 1916 France Field General Court Martial – sentenced to 5 years Penal Servitude
18th May 1916 France Charge – disobeying the lawful command of his superior officer
21st April 1916 France Absent without leave from stand – award 4 days FP#2
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join BEF from Alexandria
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on strength at Tel–el-Kabir
29th September 1915 Australia Embarked on RMS Osterley
28th September 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
21st July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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