KERR, Murdoch
(Service number 13/513)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 8 August 1881 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Awanui
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married Alma Mabel KEEFE in 1904; divorced in 1909. Children - Murdoch Alfred KERR born 15 May 1904 at Fairlie; Charles John KERR born 14 February 1907.
Next of Kin Hugh KERR, Fairlie
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Auckland Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1814
Transport Star of India or Waimana
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
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Post-war Occupations


Date 24 February 1961 Age 81 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Murdoch KERR was born on 8 August 1881 at Fairlie, the only child of Murdoch and Mary KERR to be born in New Zealand. In 1904 he married Alma Mabel KEEFFE, sister of Edgar Joseph and Alexander Bruce Smith KEEFFE, and they had two sons - Murdoch Alfred KERR and Charles John KERR. Alma and Murdoch divirced in 1909.


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