CFHS code : AL355

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of DORA KERRY d March 28 1906 aged 21 Gentle and Good also WALTER B KERRY 16th Lancers mortally wounded Sept 8th 1914 aged 24 Int at Jouarre France

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203037 0.13810653 – click here for location

Kerry grave
Kerry kerb stones

Monument

Set of kerb stones in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, located thirteen rows east of the central path, north of the centre circle. The inscription is done with metal lettering; the metal letters have mostly become detached from the kerb stones carrying Walter Kerry’s inscription leaving only the small pinholes from which to decipher the wording.

Inscription

‘In loving memory of Dora Kerry
died March 28 1906 aged 21.’
“Gentle and Good”

‘Also Walter B Kerry 16th Lancers
mortally wounded Sept 8th 1914 aged 24
Int[erred] at Jouarre, France.’
“Faithful unto death.”

Walter Birkbeck Kerry (1890‒1914)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Walter was born in 1890 in Cambridge. He was the sixth of the ten children of Edward Kerry and Elizabeth Kerry (née Searle), and younger brother to Margaret Dora Kerry. His middle name was inherited from his paternal grandmother, Margaret Birkbeck Kerry (née Hunt). Walter’s father worked as a carpenter, then a boot dealer and finally as a dealer in second-hand furniture. The family lived at 17 Union Terrace, 12 Gwydir Street (both in Petersfield), and 270 Mill Road (south corner of Romsey Terrace), Cambridge. Walter joined the Army a few years before the outbreak of War as a private stationed in the Cavalry Barracks, Barrack Street, Norwich, Norfolk. He was killed in action at Le Glairet, France on 8 September 1914, aged 24.

Margaret Dora Kerry (1884–1906)

Margaret was known as Dora. She was born in 1884 in Cambridge. Dora was the second of the ten children of Edward Kerry and Elizabeth Kerry (née Searle), and older sister to Walter Birkbeck Kerry. After she left home Dora acted as companion to her unmarried paternal aunt, Kate Maria Kerry, who was a coaching house keeper at 15 St Botolph’s Lane, Cambridge. She died on 28 March 1906 in Cambridge, aged 21 years.

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1891, 1901, 1911
BMD
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
Web: International, Find A Grave Index
Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 25 September 1914
Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 30 July 1920

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Margaret Dora Kerry; Walter Birkbeck Kerry