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John Chipman Kerr

  • Birth 11 Jan 1887 Fox River, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Death 19 Feb 1963 Port Moody, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
  • Burial Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
  • Plot Abray/05/008/0012
  • Memorial ID 7723950

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a in the Private in the 49th Battalion Alberta Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force. On September 16, 1916, at Courcelette, France, during the Somme offensive, Private Kerr ran along the parados under heavy German fire until he was in close contact and opened fire on them at point blank range. The enemy, thinking they were surrounded, surrendered with sixty two prisoners being taken and 250 yards of trench captured. During this action one of Private Kerr's fingers had been blown off but he escorted back the prisoners under fire and returned to report himself for duty before having his wound dressed. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in October, 1916.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 30 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7723950
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Chipman Kerr (11 Jan 1887–19 Feb 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7723950, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .