Topic: Militia - LHV - 29
29th (Port Phillip) Australian Light Horse
Benjamin Ernest Aloys Kerr, 1914
Benjamin Ernest Aloys Kerr
Born 22 June 1888
Enlisted 1909 with the 10th Australian Light Horse.
Promoted to Corporal 1912 with the 10th Australian Light Horse.Transferred 1 July 1912 to the 29th Australian Light Horse.Promoted to Sergeant 1913 with the 29th Australian Light Horse.Commissioned Second Lieutenant 1 July 1913 with the 29th Australian Light Horse.Promoted to Lieutenant, 1 July 1915 with the 29th Australian Light Horse.
Promoted to Captain, 30 September 1918 with the 29th Australian Light Horse.
|Address||Beach Road, Whittlesea, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mrs R Kerr, Beach Road, Whittlesea, Victoria|
|Enlistment date||29 March 1915|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||13th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 28 May 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia 23 August 1919|
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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death||9 February 1972|
Citation: 29th (Port Phillip) Australian Light Horse, Benjamin Ernest Aloys Kerr, 1914