CEF Soldier Detail

Private William Thomas Kerr

Regimental Number:
928761
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
153rd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Fergus, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Rachel Kerr, Mother, Fergus, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Fergus, Ontario
Date of Birth:
April 29, 1897
Trade or Calling:
Clerk
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Fergus, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 23, 1916
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
6 Feet Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5123 - 47
Research Notes
153rd Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 153rd Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 25th Reserve Battalion
Lance Corporal Canadian Infantry 153rd Battalion
TypeDateDescription
Letter 4/7/1917 Spending a Sunday while waiting to depart
Letter 4/16/1917 Reorganizing the 153rd prior to departure
Letter 5/11/1917 First impressions of England and a description of the trip over
Letter 5/13/1917 Meeting friends from home in Bramshott
Letter 7/4/1917 Canada Day festivities, new officers
Letter 10/27/1917 Brighton and Seaford
Letter 11/3/1917 Signaling school, being the camp mess orderly and thoughts on conscription
Letter 1/20/1918 The Tower of London, Chu Chin Chow and Ireland
Letter 1/27/1918 Snowstorm in Londonderry
Letter 2/3/1918 Seeing old friends at Bramshott
Letter 2/17/1918 Realignment of the CEF in England
Letter 3/9/1918 Going to France
Letter 4/17/1918 Making porridge in the line
Letter 4/28/1918 Feeling good after a bath
Letter 6/30/1918 Their private river
Letter 7/5/1918 Letter to an old friend
Letter 8/21/1918 We're OK
Letter 9/7/1918 The comforts of the Hospital
Letter 9/19/1918 Privileges of a wounded soldier
Letter 10/17/1918 Description of the Arras front
Letter 11/7/1918 Letter to Mrs. Cushnie. Predicting the end of the war
Letter 11/25/1918 Rumours about going home