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British Army, Worldwide Index 1861 - New Zealand service
« on: Monday 15 March 21 05:43 GMT (UK) »
I have located the following entry in the "British Army, Worldwide Index 1861", via FindMyPast:

William Kerr  /  Service No.   696  /  Rank: Private  /  Unit or Reg't: 1st Btn 12th Foot (East Suffolk) 1st Detachment  /  Reg't stationed at: Otahuhu New Zealand  (TNA ref:  WO12 / 2983)

I would like to know more about this man and hope someone can direct me to any records which might reveal additional information.

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Re: British Army, Worldwide Index 1861 - New Zealand service
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 March 21 10:17 GMT (UK) »
Following the reference gets to https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2462819
- muster and pay book of 1 Bn.
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
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Re: British Army, Worldwide Index 1861 - New Zealand service
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 March 21 11:26 GMT (UK) »
Hello Graham from Down Under.

I'm about to head to bed after another late night of research. I'll ask a moderator to move this thread to the NZ board, where we will be able to assist you. I have a busy day ahead later, so some of the other NZ board contributor's will assist sooner than I will be able to.

Alan

PS While I'm sleeping you can start with our National Archives ARCHWAY research, plenty of Kerr's there. Auckland War Memorial Museum CENOTAPH, and our PAPERSPAST web pages.
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Re: British Army, Worldwide Index 1861 - New Zealand service
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 00:40 GMT (UK) »
In for a quick cuppa. Could not resist a quick look.  Take a look at this press clipping.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18631211.2.19.2?items_per_page=100&phrase=2&query=William+Kerr&snippet=true&sort_by=byDA

If this is your man of interest, I should be able to find out more. An early settler in an area my roots tie back too. Even a posiblility of being a distant cousin of my Grand Father. Families were large, and they did not have much time to travel far, from their holdings, to find partners in life.

Alan.

PS Added another.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZ18610525.2.10?end_date=31-12-1865&items_per_page=100&query=Kerr+Otahuhu&snippet=true&sort_by=byDA&start_date=01-01-1859&title=ALG%2cACNZC%2cAS%2cAKTIM%2cDSC%2cFRTIM%2cKWE%2cNZH%2cNZHAG%2cNZ%2cTO%2cPWT%2cROTWKG

If you have more details about your man it would be helpfull. There were a number of Wm KERR's in NZ at that period, as can be seen in Jury lists, and a lot of military activity in South Auckland in the 1860's.

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Re: British Army, Worldwide Index 1861 - New Zealand service
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 09:34 GMT (UK) »
Suggest you check out this previous ROOTSCHAT research.

The Wm KERR of Ramarama, was active in his community, and on the 1850/60 Jury lists and press clippings.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=175915.0

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Re: British Army, Worldwide Index 1861 - New Zealand service
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 18:58 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

This file may be of interest. Held at Wellington Archives, you could ask for a look up. Might be best to start a new topic for this.

Maori War Series files [record group]

https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22346830

Alan [Fresh Fields]- On page 3 at Archives in Auckland, there are a number of files for a William Kerr which may (or may not) be relevant. Ranging from 1872 to 1874.

Minniehaha.
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: British Army, Worldwide Index 1861 - New Zealand service
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 March 21 19:36 GMT (UK) »
Morning Minniehaha.

Yes I'm aware of that, but am waiting for more feedback from Shortcut. There were quite a few KERR'S on the go, but not a lot on the 12th, that I could see in a quick look.

Working on another local research project that is consuming most of my spare time. Why I suggested the Moderators might like to move the thread.

Been trying the last three weeks to get back to the Auckland Archives but it is yet to happen.

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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: British Army, Worldwide Index 1861 - New Zealand service
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 March 21 01:12 GMT (UK) »
In 1867 a William Kerr of Springfield appointed postmaster @ Ramarama:

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH18670726.2.10?end_date=31-12-1874&items_per_page=10&phrase=2&query=wm.+kerr&snippet=true&start_date=01-01-1853&title=ALG%2cACNZC%2cAS%2cAKTIM%2cDSC%2cFRTIM%2cKWE%2cNZH%2cNZHAG%2cNZ%2cTO%2cPWT%2cROTWKG&type=ARTICLE

Above William KERR of Springfield (Ramarama) is the person spoken of in the earlier thread, for which Alan has given a link to.

See Fresh Field's link at Reply # 4  :

Edited to add ref. to link