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CPT George Fraser Kerr

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CPT George Fraser Kerr

Birth
Deseronto, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
Death 8 Dec 1929 (aged 34)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Plot 14. Section 36. Lot 6 - E 1/2
Memorial ID 7033949 View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the 3rd Bn, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. On September 27, 1918, Lieutenant Kerr was in command of the left support company in attack at Bourlon Wood, France. He led his company with great skill and gave support by outflanking a German machine-gun which was impeding advance. Later, near the Arras-Cambrai road the advance was again held up by a strong point. Lieutenant Kerr, far in advance of his company, rushed this point single-handed and captured four machine-guns and thirty one prisoners. For conspicuous bravery and leadership, he was promoted Captain and awarded the Victoria Cross Medal by King George V at Buckingham Palace in May, 1919.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Dec 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7033949/george-fraser-kerr : accessed ), memorial page for CPT George Fraser Kerr (8 Jun 1895–8 Dec 1929), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7033949, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .