Topic: AIF - 2B - 7 LHR
7th LHR, AIF
7th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Victor Lionel Kearns
Victor Lionel Kearns
3782 Trooper Victor Lionel Kearns, aka John Thomas Kerr, 7th LHR
Victor Lionel Kearns a brief military biography from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|True Name||KEARNS, Victor Lionel|
|Address||New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Friend, Miss L O'Reilly, Hartman Street, Cobar, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Enlistment date||8 October 1917|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll||9 October 1917|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Light Horse Regiment, 35th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/12/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on 2 March 1918|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia 28 June 1919|
|Discharge date||8 November 1919|
|Other details|| |
War service: embarked Sydney, 2 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918.
Taken on strength, 7th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 18 June 1918.
Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 21 July 1918 (malaria); transferred to Anzac Recovering Station, 22 July 1918; to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1918; to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 July 1918; to 36th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 25 July 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 28 July 1918; to 14th Australian General Hosopital, Port Said, 29 July 1918; Rest Camp, Port Said, 23 August 1918; to Light Horse Brigade Details, Moascar, 11 September 1918; rejoined 7th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 6 October 1918.
Embarked Kantara for Gallipoli, 27 November 1918; disembarked Port Said from Gallipoli, 22 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Madras', 28 June 1919; disembarked Sydbney, 3 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 8 November 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA B2455 file 7367661|
A post war photograph of 3782 Trooper Victor Lionel Kearns in the uniform of a Light Horse Stretcher Bearer.
7th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF
7th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour
Battles where Australians fought, 1899-1920
Citation: 7th LHR, AIF, Personnel, Victor Lionel Kearns, aka John Thomas Kerr, 7th LHR