Robert Kerr

KERR, Robert. Dr T4/040878 RASC Attached 74 Field Ambulance. Enlisted 17/9/1914 but not called up to Bradford in ASC until 7/1/1915 and went to France 30/8/1915. He was there, apart from some short periods of leave, until 8/6/1919, and was demobbed 18/7/1919. Born August 1894, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland. His father and N of K, John Kirk Kerr, living at Monreith on his enlistment, which was then altered to Yarncliffe Lodge, Padley, on the Longshaw estate, where he probably was for most of the war, before moving to Ringwood Hall farm, Brimington, Chesterfield. Robert’s brother James Gold Kerr also served.

James Gold Kerr

KERR, James Gold. † Pte M2/104884 RASC MT attached 5 Field Survey Coy RE. Arrived in France 14/8/1915. Died following an accident 3/10/1918 at 48 Casualty Clearing Station, Brie. Buried at Brie British Cemetery, Somme, (ref; IV.E.11) gravestone engraved; ’THE LORD GAVE THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY BLESSED BE HIS NAME’. b1896 Monreith, Wigtownshire, (now Dumfries & Galloway), Scotland. His father, John Kirk Kerr a gamekeeper, lived during most of the war at Yarncliffe Lodge Padley, on the Longshaw estate, before moving to Ringwood Hall farm, Brimington, Chesterfield. James’ brother Robert Kerr also served.