James KERR 1850-1910
&
Lydia EMERSON c.1862-1958

Ireland ; Portland ; Winnap, Drik Drik & Dartmoor, S-W Victoria, Australia

James KERR b. 1850, Portland, Victoria, son of Charles KERR and Mary KIMBERLEY married in 1884, Victoria to Lydia Ann EMERSON, b. 1862 Ireland, daughter of John Martin EMERSON and Elizabeth McKENNA.

James KERR & Lydia EMERSON had the following family:

  1. Elizabeth Mary Ann KERR 1885-1980, b. Dartmoor, Victoria; d. Ballarat, Victoria; m. 1913 to Francis Edward PRICE 1885-1947, b. Heywood, Victoria to James PRICE and Mary Jane GRAVES; d. Ballarat, Victoria.

  2. James "Mark" KERR 1887-1915, b. Dartmoor, Victoria, d. at sea "Kanowna" Southern Ocean from diptheria contracted at Gallipoli when serving in WW1...
    • 1914 : played with Digby Football Club
    • 1914 : Teamster, single, aged 27y, Drik Drik, Victoria
    • 1914 Sep 21 : enlisted as Pte 218, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
    • 1915 Feb 27 : embarked "Star of Victoria" from Melbourne, Victoria
    • 1915 May : landed at Gallipoli as Pte 218, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
    • 1915 Aug : illness, evacuated from Gallipoli as Pte 218, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
    • 1915 Aug 7 : admitted to hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt
    • 1915 Oct 20 : embarked "Kanowna" from Suez, Egypt for RTA
    • 1915 Nov 19 : died of diptheria, at sea "Kanowna" returning to Australia as Pte 218, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
    • Tree No 77 : Digby Avenue of Honour, planted by Mr H HARVEY
    • Tree : Greenwald Avenue of Honour

  3. Rubena Sarah Jane KERR 1889-1973, b. Dartmoor, Victoria; d. Mount Gambier, SA; m. James Pentland BROWN 1890-1948, b. Nelson, Victoria to John McINTYRE BROWN and Margaret McINTYRE WILSON; d. Heywood, Victoria.

  4. Adeline Lydia KERR 1890-1976, b. Dartmoor, Victoria; d. Portland, Victoria; m. John Thomas "Percy" ALLEN [MM] 1889-1973, b. Portland, Victoria to John ALLEN and Mary Ann Sarah STEVENS. Percy ALLEN served in WW1...

  5. Harriet Olivia KERR 1892-1899, b. Dartmoor, Victoria, d. Dartmoor, Victoria.

  6. John Charles Matthew KERR 1894-1915, b. Glenaulin, Victoria, d. Cairo, Egypt, Served and died when on service with the AIF...
    • Dvr. 1236, 22nd Battalion, AIF
    • Died on Service, 14-10-1915, Cairo, Egypt
    • Buried : Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
    • Tree : Greenwald Avenue of Honour

  7. Thomas Emerson Kimberley "Leigh" KERR 1896-1940, b. "Glenaulin" Drik Drik, Victoria; d. Drumborg, near Heywood, Victoria; m. 1924 to Jean McLachlan CAMERON 1898-1954, b. Condah, Victoria to Hugh CAMERON and Mary Ann CAMERON; d. Melbourne, Victoria. Leigh KERR served in WW1...
    • 1916 : Farmer of Dartmoor before enlisting
    • 1916 Jun 29 : enlisted as Pte 7032, 6th Battalion, AIF
    • 1919 Jan 25 : embarked from England as Pte 7032, 6th Battalion, AIF, for RTA
    • Tree : Greenwald Avenue of Honour

  8. Glenaulin Joseph "Glen" KERR 1889-1986, b. Dartmoor, Victoria; d. Drik Drik, Victoria; m. to Laura Margaret SULLIVAN 1899-1944, b. Dartmoor, Victoria to Daniel Thomas SULLIVAN and Margaret Jane McCANN; d. Winnap, Victoria.

  9. Mervyn Errol McKenna "Ken" KERR 1900-1969, b. Drik Drik, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria; m. Dorothy BIGGIN 1901-1992, b. Digby, Victoria, to Joseph Hayward BIGGIN and Annie Maria HICKLETON; d. Casterton, Victoria.

  10. Harold Crawford KERR 1903-1973, b. Winnap, Victoria; d. Portland, Victoria; m. Imelda Patricia FITZGERALD 1913-1979, b. Harrow, Victoria to Thomas Patrick FITZGERALD and Mary Theresa FORBES; d. Drik Drik, Victoria.

  11. Olive Annette "Nita" KERR 1905-1994, b. Dartmoor, Victoria; d. Drik Drik, Victoria; m. George Leonard "Len" GUTHRIDGE 1908-1991, b. Digby, Victoria to Henry "Harry" GUTHRIDGE and Elizabeth May BIGGIN; d. Drik Drik, Victoria.

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