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Robert Kerr

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Kerr AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    9351 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 June 1876 AWMM KillinchyCanterbury AWMM
    Killinchy, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 9 April 1902 AWMM Gordon Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Peanut farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Kerr (father), Gordon Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 April 1902 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 4 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      9 stone 8 pounds AWMM
    • Chest expansion, Unknown Period AWMM
      35.5 inches AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Tuberculosis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Discharged in South Africa, he remained living in Johannesburg.

      Served in British West Africa with the South African Forces during WW1 where he contracted tuberculosis.

      He died in Switzerland where he had been receiving treatment. AWMM
    • Uncle of Sydney Walter Josland, Service Number 30858. Public - David Josland - Other relative - 16 July 2018 - Family papers.
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About death

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  • Death
    7 April 1923 AWMM
    Age 47 AWMM
    GenevaSwitzerland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cimetiere de St-Georges, Geneva, Switzerland AWMM Ashes Box 16, in the old Columbarium AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
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  • Memorial name
    Memorial stone, Sydenham Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM

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16 July 2018David JoslandNew ZealandOther relative