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:


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery,







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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