|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).|
|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||21 Aug 1868 Te-Ngutu-o-te-Manu, New Zealand.
Cause of Death: Shot in right lung.
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Teranaki Herald 5 Sep 1868.|
|Regiment(s)||26th (The Cameronian) Regiment. 15 Mar 1854 transferred to
7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment.
3rd Waikato Militia, Wellington Rangers.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#3176 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||11 Apr 1850, Dublin, Dublin.|
|Service/Campaigns||Crimea 1 year (approx.)|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Alma. Turkish Crimea Medal.
New Zealand Medal (Second Maori Wars).
|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). Manchester (1855). Leeds (1857). Liverpool (1858).
Western Australia (1859). South Australia (Oct 1861). Melbourne (1863). New Zealand (1864).
|Pension Amount||9d. per diem.
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|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.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Left Western Australia 1861/1862 for South Australia and Melbourne, Victoria.|