PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam Archibald KERR
Birth date and place11 Apr 1835 Chatham, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place14 Jan 1836 St Mary’s Parish of Chatham, Kent, England.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Chatham Barracks, Chatham, Kent (1841).
Occupations pre-WANone.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 3¹/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place6 Aug 1855 Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
SpouseCatherine Mary MYERS.
ChildrenMargaret Ann 1860, Perth, Western Australia (tentative as  mothers name indexed Catherine Marr?).
Death date and place21 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 ObituariesTeranaki Herald 5 Sep 1868.
ARMED FORCES
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 place11 Apr 1850, Dublin, Dublin.
Service/CampaignsCrimea 1 year (approx.)
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
New Zealand Medal (Second Maori Wars).
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place3 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service2 years 85 days (not reckoning under-age period).
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1406/98.
Post Discharge ResidenceManchester.
Post Discharge Pension District1st Liverpool (1855). Manchester (1855). Leeds (1857).  Liverpool (1858).
Western Australia (1859). South Australia (Oct 1861). Melbourne (1863). New Zealand (1864).
Pension Amount9d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipSultana.
Departure and Arrival29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force ?
Assistant Warder Mount Eliza 11 Jul 1860, resigned 15 Nov 1860 [Barker p.119].
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WALeft Western Australia 1861/1862 for South Australia and Melbourne, Victoria.