1018745, 275979 Driver Ellison Kerr, 136th Battery, Royal Field Artillery

1901 Born


1919 Nov 17. Attested for 6/6 aged 18 at Newcastle on Tyne into 501st Battery, 1st Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Occupation Driver from North Shields, Durham. Nok Robert, 10 Norfolk Street, North Shields, Durham (Father)


1920 Oct 27. Deserted aged 19 at Fethard from 136th Battery, 1st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

1922 Apr 1. Joined Merchant Navy as a Fireman at Liverpool on SS Pannonia

1922 Jun . Voyage on SS Pannonia

15 Nov 1922 Nov 15 On the Caronia

1922 Oct/Dec. Marriage to Susannah Morrison, Age: 21, Sunderland District, Durham, England

1927 Aug 29 Arrived at Liverpool, from New York on the Baltic, White Star Dominion Line aged 26. On a Distressed British Seaman list: Fireman Ellison Kerr, address 22 Lomby St, Grasswell, Houghton la Spring, Co Durham, (ie: One who is left without a berth, ill or without funds in a foreign port).

1941 Sep 20 departed Newcastle on Tyne as a Fireman/Greaser on the SS Empire Gilbert and arrived New York 13 Oct 1941 aged 41

1945 Feb 2. Ellison Kerr, aged 43, engaged at Sunderland as a ‘Donkeyman/Greaser’ on the Empire Mandalay arrived in New York


Missing in Ireland