Family lore has him as Charles Kier not Kerr or Karr. Kerr is logical because it is his mother's maiden name. His service record someone has handwritten in Karr. But family lore says his middle name came from his father's former business partner. Marjorie Tennant who married James Kenneth Pennie knew him. She said his middle nae was not Kerr but Kier.
Canadian Expeditionary Force (CAE)
World War I veteran
Enlisted: 24 November 1915
Regimental # 802021
He was wounded at Vimy Ridge (April 1917) and sent to England to recuperate (noted in Marjorie Pennie's family album).
Enlisted Nov 24 1915. Documents report he is 5' 8" about 135 pounds, blue eyes with fair hair and complexion. 2" scar glutal fold.
Seems to have had a hernia operation, also was shot in the
right wrist and right foot and right buttock as well as left leg and back of calf. Another card calls the leg and foot injuries shrapnel wounds acquired while in France, August 31, 1918. Sent to General Hospital Etaples in France.
Also at https://eehe.org.uk/?p=25040 Epsom Military Convalescent Home].
Appears to have been wounded or injured multiple times with at least 3 stays in military hospitals. Military Hospital Shorncliffe He also spent some time at Bexhill, although it is not specified if he was there for treatment at the hospital, there for training or some other service. (see also: Bexhill photos)
On another of the 80 documents it has him as Private, Regiment 1st CORD. CORD can mean either CORD Central Ontario Regimental Depot - facility in England used to assemble men and to store and administer equipment and materials (OR Commanding Officer Reserve Divisions, but since his rank was listed as Private we believe it is the Regimental Depot description).
Note: Military records indicate birth was in Fraserburgh, Scotland, but we show them living in Lonmay and have birth records from Scotlands People.
Had one child born probably after 1910 in Canada.
Worked for the Railroad.
Military Records have his death at National Defence Medical Centre, Ottawa
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