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22741   Private Joseph Kerr
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Joseph Kerr was born in Coalisland. Joseph enlisted in Dungannon. Private Joseph Kerr was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 16 August 1917. Private Joseph Kerr has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in France. We believe the Private J Carr listed on the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers panel of the Dungannon War Memorial is this man.
Further Information
There is a Private J Carr listed on the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers panel of the Dungannon War Memorial. We believe this is the man.
Joseph Kerr was born in Coalisland
Joseph Kerr enlisted in Dungannon.
Medal card
Private Joseph Kerr was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 16th August 1917.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 25 May 1916:
Other casualties officially reported in the Inniskillings are :- Killed Privates G Walker and T Mossy (Augher) ; Wounded - Privates G Caddoo (Greystone), G R Bryan (Dungannon), Jack Williamson (Benburb) and Lance Corporal J Kerr (Coalisland)
Private Joseph Kerr has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in France.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Coalisland Town Coalisland Born in Coalisland 54.538065 -6.703305
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021