Obituary. Mr Robert Kerr. Press, Volume LIX, Issue 17820, 20 July 1923, page 11.
Mr Robert Kerr, whose death took place at Geneva, Switzerland, on April 7th last, of malarial fever, was a New Zealander. He was the fifth son of John and the late Amelia Kerr, of Dunsandel, where he was born and educated. When the South African war broke out he enlisted and fought throughout the war, taking his discharge in 1902. He spent several years in Johannesburg, where he followed his occupation of engineer. In 1916 he went to British East Africa, where he acquired agriculture land in the Kenza colony. He then joined the East African M.T.C., served in British East Africa and German East Africa during the late war. In June, 1921, he decided to go to England to see Mr Spahlinger for T.B. trouble. He was enthusiastic over the treatment, and furnished Sir James Allen with a report for the use of the New Zealand Government; also another report for Sir Arthur Steel Maitland, late Under-Secretary for the Colonies, who was investigating Spahlinger's work. Mr Kerr had been under treatment in Geneva for some time and was examined by dozens of doctors, who all pronounced him to be cured of the complaint. The late Mr Kerr intended visiting his native country early this spring, and the news of his death came as a great shock to his relatives. Public - David Josland - Other relative - 19 June 2019 - Obituary. Mr Robert Kerr. Press, Volume LIX, Issue 17820, 20 July 1923, page 11.