Kerr, Alan James (Lieutenant, b.1895 - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0397
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Papers
Maker Kerr, Alan James
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/131
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Alan James Kerr, 24 Battalion, AIF, Gallipoli, Lemnos, France, 1915-1916. Collection consists of typescript copies of three letters written by Lieutenant Kerr to his mother and father in Australia, and typescript copies of two poems written by Kerr. This collection contains a lengthy and detailed first-hand description of a trench raid which took place on the night of 29 June 1916. Location of original letters unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Lieutenant Alan James Kerr, 24 Battalion, AIF, who on 27 July 1916 was killed at Pozieres. Other biographical details concerning him are : - Bank clerk (Union Bank, Melbourne); of Camberwell, Vic.; born Auburn, Victoria; educated at Wesley College, Melbourne; was an officer in the senior cadets, and also served in the Citizens Forces; age at time of death, 21.