Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3471
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Glasgow
- Address: 9a Atholl St, Lochee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Spalding & Valentine Ltd, Pitalpin Works, Dundee
Margaret McLean (formerly Kerr) 80 Liff Rd, Lochee
Henry, born 09.02.1913 & Archibald, born 06.11.1914
More about Archibald Kerr
Archibald Kerr 3471 8th Seaforth Highlanders
LOCHEE SEAFORTH MAKES SUPREME SACRIFICE.
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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