EDWARD BOURNES KERR

Born: 1896, Boscombe, Hampshire.

Died: 1.45am – 26th May 1916; age 29; Died of Wounds – at No. 10. Casualty Clearing Station, Abeele – Shot in the abdomen by a sniper while standing in a trench.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd July 1915.

Rank: Captain.

Regiment: Rifle Brigade, 12th Battalion, 60th Brigade, 20th Division.

 

Grave Reference:

VI.A.2.

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,

Poperinge,

West-Vlaanderen,

Belgium.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   Ashcroft, Park Road, East Barnet, Hertfordshire.

Photograph courtesy of Gordon Kerr.

Edward was 4 years old and living with his parents.

William Francis Kerr, 29, a Clergyman – Church of England, born Jamaica, West Indies.

Elizabeth Ada Wallace Kerr (nee Bournes), 31, born Clare, King’s County, Ireland.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1911   Marlborough College, Wiltshire.

 

Edward was 14 years old, and a Student at the college.

 

Edward was planning to study Classics at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Rev. William Francis Kerr – father.

 

The Rev. William Francis Kerr was Rector of  St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich from 1911 – 1919. Before becoming the Rector of Treeton Parish Church, Rotherham, Yorkshire.

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