KERR, Hugh
(Service number 72490)

First Rank Last Rank


Date 25 October 1897 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Telegraph cadet clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs H. KERR (mother), P. O. Box 75, Fairlie
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 37th Reinforcements, B Company
Date 9 May 1918
Transport Liverpool, England, via Panama
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 2 July 1954 Age 56 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hugh KERR was born in 1897 at Fairlie, the younger son of Hugh and Elizabeth (Bessie, nee FRAYNE) KERR.


Cenotaph Database [05 May 2015], Fairlie Cemetery headstone transcription (SC Branch NZSG Cemetery Records microfiche) [05 May 2015]

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