World War 1 Avenue of Honour (35 trees)
Booroopki, West Wimmera, Victoria, Australia

KERR, Charles Joseph
Air Mechanic, AFC

Tree No 22, planted 28 August, 1918
Tree Planter: Miss C JONES

Charles Joseph KERR appears to be a member of the following family group from Merino and Edenhope:

James KERR c1850-1924 & Mary Taylor GARDINER 1853-1918

James KERR, born c1850, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, son of Charles KERR and Elizabeth DELGARNO was married in 1876 to Mary Taylor GARDINER, born 1853, Portland, Vic, daughter of James GARDINER and Margaret TAYLOR.

West Wimmera Mail - September 6, 1918

The death occurred on Monday afternoon at her temporary residence in Horsham of Mrs. Mary Taylor KERR, wife of Mr. James KERR, grazier, of Patyah, near Edenhope. The deceased, who for the past 30 years had resided in that district with her husband, was regarded by all her neighbours as a very fine woman, and was highly respected by all who knew her. Three sons, one of whom is at the war in the Flying Corps, and seven daughters, many of whom live in the Wimmera, mourn their mother, and have the sympathy of everyone in their great loss. The deceased lady had been ailing for sometime. The body was removed to Melbourne for internment in the Box Hill Cemetery.

The family of James KERR and Mary Taylor GARDINER appears to be:

  1. Isabella Delgarno KERR, b. 1878 Merino, Vic, married ? HOLMES
  2. Henry Gardiner KERR, b. 1879 Merino, Vic, mar Christina Swan JOHNSTON
  3. Margaret Jessie KERR, b. 1881 Merino, Vic, mar Charles William FREEMAN
  4. James KERR, b. 1882 Merino, Vic
  5. Mary Gardiner KERR, b. 1884 Edenhope, Vic, mar ? RICHARDSON
  6. Helen Maud KERR, b. 1886 Edenhope, Vic
  7. Agnes KERR, b. 1888 Edenhope, Vic
  8. Flora Emily KERR, b. 1890, Edenhope, Vic, mar ? MOODY
  9. Edith Amelia KERR, b. 1893, Edenhope, Vic
  10. Charles Joseph KERR, b. 1896, Edenhope, Vic, d. 1967, Edenhope, Vic [Air Mechanic, AFC, France]

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Daryl Crabtree & Daryl Povey

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