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    Black Watch on Newry WW1 Roll of Honour

    A Roll of Honour was compiled for Newry Urban District Council in 1915 listing those from the town who had gone to serve in the Great War. It lists three members of the Black Watch:

    Pte. David Edwards, 10th Battalion, 5984
    Pte. Charles E. Kerr, 6th Batt., 2113
    Pte. Bernard Matthews, 1850

    I was wondering if anyone would have any further information on them or any information on any other members of the regiment from the area who may have served later in the war.

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    Welcome Greg to the Black Watch site.
    There were quite a few Irish men served in the Black Watch in the Great War, I have details of Irish serving soldiers I will look them but it will be a couple days.
    Where about in Newry are you?
    Joe
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    2113 Cpl Charles Kerr Enlisted Perth 6th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) KIA 18 Sept 1916 date of entry France 2 5 1915 age 20?

    Date of entry 2 5 1915 France K in A 18 9 1915
    No Service/Pension records
    In 1911 census this could be Charles Kerr’s Family living at No 36 Needham Street Newry Co Downs His parents Robert age 59 b Co Down Margaret age 56 b Scotland Brothers Henry age 23 Sisters Elizabeth age 33 Eunice Mary age 24 Jean age 22 Margt C D age 20
    In 1911 census this could be Charles Kerr’s Family living at No 36 Needham Street Newry Co Downs His parents Robert age 59 b Co Down Margaret age 56 b Scotland Brothers Henry age 23 Sisters Elizabeth age 33 Eunice Mary age 24 Jean age 22 Margt C D age 20 Religion Presbyterian

    In the 1901 census this could be Charles age 5 is living with his parents Robert age 48 Margaret age 46 & 5 brothers & sisters at 26 Needham Street Newry Co Down

    Newry Edwards David 10 Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
    5984 Pte David Edwards 10th Bn Black Watch
    No Medal index card. Service/Pension details

    1850 Pte Bernard Mathews No Medal Index card. No Service/Pension Details
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    Chalky or Tam
    Please feel free to check the names of the 3 Black Watch soldiers from Newry I had a quick look last night and I may have missed some information.
    Joe

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    I can't find any trace of Pte Mathews.

    Any idea of his mothers maiden name?

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    Thanks for the information. I'm based in Newry and Mourne Museum in Bagenal's Castle, Castle Street Newry. Like a lot of museums around the country we are researching for an exhibition around our local area's role in the war. We're always grateful for any specialist knowledge.
    Thanks again
    Greg

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    2113 Charles Ewen Kerr.

    2113 KerrC 6th Bn.jpg
    Last edited by Deeko; 25th October 2017 at 16:47.

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