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Name: KERBY, Albert Maurice DSO, MC

Nee: bro of Caleb and Grace Hannah Kerby

Birth Date: 1889 Kirkham, Lancs.

Death Date: 14 June 1947 Stoke on Trent

First Date: 1922

Profession: Planter

Area: Eldama Ravine, 1925 Nyeri, 1923 Rumuruti

Married: 1919 Frances Margaretta 'Meg' Grace Hempson b. 1891, d. 4 July 1946 Bristol

Children: Michael (1920); Mary (1924); Miles Caleb (7 Jan 1929 Nyeri)

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Hut, Red 31, Baptism, Red 22, DSO, SS

War Service: Lieut. RFA Reserve; European War 1914-18 (despatches, DSO)

General Information:

DSO - London Gazette 24/9/18 - For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While his battery was being heavily shelled with gas, shrapnel and high explosives he constantly exposed himself, moving from gun to gun and encouraging the detachments. He then went to the observation post to make a report. Whilst visiting the advanced wagon lines he was severely wounded. It was mainly due to his gallantry and fine example that the battery maintained its rate of fire.
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Lieut. A.M. Kerby, DSO, MC, 17 Market Hill, Cambridge - Farm 812
Gazette - 5/8/1925 - Voters Register - Kenya Province - Albert Maurice Kerby, Planter PO Nyeri and Frances Margaretta Kerby, Planter PO Nyeri

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