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  cap badgePrivate Edward Kerr

1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Service No: 48103

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Hugh and Catherine Kerr. From the 1901 Census - Address - 35 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge - Hugh Kerr aged 32, Catherine Kerr aged 29, Agnes Kerr aged 4, Edward Kerr aged 2, Elizabeth Kerr aged 9 months.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 33 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 22/08/1918




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Buried / Remembered

Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery (II. E. 5), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Douchy-les-Ayette was in German occupation from October, 1914 to the 21st March, 1917. In March, 1918, the enemy advanced as far as the Communal Cemetery, and held it for a few days. The village was never completely evacuated by the inhabitants. It contained a German Cemetery of 380 graves, now removed. The British Cemetery was begun in August and September, 1918, by the 3rd Division Burial Officer; and the 81 graves then made are scattered among eight Rows in what are now Plots II and IV. It was enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields of Arras and the Ancre and from other burial grounds. There are over 700, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly one-third are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to an officer of the Lincolns believed to be buried among them. Certain graves in Plot I, Row A and B, identified collectively but not individually, are marked by headstones bearing the additional words: "Buried near this spot...".

Additional Information

See photos for Edward's Medal Index Card, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his Army Registers of Soldiers Effects, Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery and the Royal Scots Fusiliers Cap Badge.

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