Archibald Kerr

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3471
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 21.11.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.F.6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 9a Atholl St, Lochee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Spalding & Valentine Ltd, Pitalpin Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:

    Margaret McLean (formerly Kerr) 80 Liff Rd, Lochee

  • Children:

    Henry, born 09.02.1913 & Archibald, born 06.11.1914

More about Archibald Kerr

Archibald Kerr   3471   8th Seaforth Highlanders


A Lochee member of Kitchener’s Army in the person of Lance-Corporal Archibald Kerr, 8th Seaforth Highlanders, has made the supreme sacrifice.  Mrs Kerr, 9a Atholl Street, Lochee, has received intimation of his death, which was caused by the bursting of a shell.  Deceased was previously wounded, but was able to resume duty.

Lance-Corporal Kerr, who was 29 years of age, was a millworker in Pitalpin Works (Spalding & Valentine Limited).  He leaves a widow and two children.  Deceased’s brother, Harry Kerr, is a member of the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, and is at present at the front.  Mrs Kerr has two brothers with the colours.  Colour-Sergeant John Barclay, who is in the 3rd King’s Own Scottish Borderers, went from India to France, while Andrew Barclay is in the 1st Gordon Highlanders and also in France.

Dundee Courier 17th December 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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