Born 17th November 1896 Beaconsfield Tasmania the son of Robert and Elizabeth Agnes Kerrison (nee McIvor) a farmer he embarked 1st July 1916 on board “HMAT Berrima” with the 40th Infantry Battalion.
He died 20th October 1917 from wounds received at Passchendaele Ridge and is buried in the Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, France.
He is also commemorated on the Pioneer St Alban’s Anglican Church war memorial.
Mr and Mrs. Kerrison of Pioneer have received official information that their son Private Frank Kerrison, died on October 20 from gunshot wounds in the chest and arm received in France. The Rev Mr McDonald (Ringarooma) was the bearer of the sad intelligence to the parents. Private F. Kerrison was 21 years of age.. He enlisted about two years ago. He was severely wounded a few months back and had only recently returned to the firing line after being in hospital in England. His brother, Private E. Kerrison was invalided home a .short time ago with wounds in the arm and is now under medical treatment in Launceston.
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