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John O. Kerr


5th Field Bakery

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: C. Coghlan
  • Plaque: 1078

Additional Info

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Osbert John Kerr was born in Ballarat and was a Carter by trade when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion on 12 July 1915 at the age of 30. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915. He served first with the 46th Battalion before transferring to the 5th Field Butchery. He had several brushes with his superiors, being charged for such things as æmaking an improper remark to an NCO' which cost him two day's pay, and twice æbeing in a cafÚ during prohibited hours, contrary to orders', a further six day's pay. Aside from suffering from rheumatics, he came through the war safely and returned to Melbourne on May 14th 1919.
Tree No. 1078

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour