Wednesday 3 March 2010

Lance-Corporal David Kerr

Born on 6 September 1871 in Clestormoor, England - husband of Isabella Kerr, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as paper maker; married; no current military service; previously served with the 1st Volunteers Border in England (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410263) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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