Henry Kerr Jamaica Turkey

Biography of Henry Kerr

Henry Kerr matriculated at the University in 1911 to study Science, taking classes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Kerr was born in at St Mary, Jamaica, son of William Louis, a sugar planter. His brother, David, had matriculated at the University in 1903.

At the outbreak of the First World War, Kerr served with the Royal Scots as a Private in B Company of the 4th Battalion. He was killed in action at Gallipolli, Turkey, on 28 June 1915, aged 23. Private H Kerr is memoralised at the Helles Memorial.


Other Online Resources

Archival Materials

  • R8/5/32/4 Matriculation Slips 1911-1912 Men H - L


Henry Kerr
Born 31 October 1891.
Died 28 June 1915.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1911;
University Link: Student
English snippet: Science student at the University of Glasgow in 1911
Record last updated: 25th Jun 2014

Country Associations

Jamaica Jamaica, St Mary
Place of Birth

Turkey Turkey, Gallipoli
Place of Death

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  • Student