Soldier's Death (Signalman Kerr).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 7 May 1940.

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Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

This soldier was taken ill in his billet on the night of 12th April, and died within a few hours. The parents were immediately informed and came to Glasgow on the morning of 13th April. When they arrived, the body was being moved to the mortuary. They could have seen the body there, but preferred not to do so. At the request of the parents, the body was conveyed to Gretna on 14th April, and a burial party was sent by the unit. After the funeral, the parents sent to the unit a letter of thanks.