PERSONAL DETAILS William Archibald KERR
Birth date and place 11 Apr 1835 Chatham, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place 14 Jan 1836 St Mary’s Parish of Chatham, Kent, England.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Chatham Barracks, Chatham, Kent (1841).
Occupations pre-WA None.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 3¹/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 6 Aug 1855 Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Spouse Catherine Mary MYERS.
Children Margaret Ann 1860, Perth, Western Australia (tentative as  mothers name indexed Catherine Marr?).
Death date and place Many indistinguishable deaths recorded in Victoria, Australia Death Index.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 26th (The Cameronian) Regiment.  15 Mar 1854 transferred to
7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3176 Private.
Attestation date and place 11 Apr 1850, Dublin, Dublin.
Service/Campaigns Crimea 1 year (approx.)
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Wounded. Battle at the River Alma. 20 September 1854.
Suffering from an injury of right shoulder, caused by a gun shot wound received at Alma, which renders him unfit for military service. No evidence appears of his disability being induced by design, neglect, vice or intemperance.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 3 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 2 years 85 days (not reckoning under-age period).
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1406/98.
Post Discharge Residence Manchester.
Post Discharge Pension District 1st Liverpool 1855. Leeds 1857. Liverpool 1858.
South Australia 1862. Melbourne 1863.
Pension Amount 9d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Sultana.
Departure and Arrival 29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force ?
Assistant Warder Mount Eliza 11 Jul 1860, resigned 15 Nov 1860 [Barker p.119].
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
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Departure from WA Left Western Australia 1861/1862 for South Australia and Melbourne, Victoria.