Thursday 4 March 2010

Private Henry Kerr

Born on 25 April 1896 in Canada - son of David and Isabella Kerr, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as printer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 February 1915 (number 410134) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - died on 15 November 1915 of wounds received that day - buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord) (grave I.C.22), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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