b. 08/06/1895 Deseronto, Ontario, Canada. d. 08/12/1929 Toronto, Canada.
Born 8 June 1895, Kerr was a lieutenant in the 3rd (Toronto) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, during the First World War when he was awarded the VC for his actions during the battle of the Canal du Nord.
Lieutenant Kerr acted with conspicuous bravery and leadership during operations, giving timely support by outflanking a machine-gun which was impeding the advance. Later, when the advance was again held up by a strong point, and being far in advance of his company, he rushed the strong point single-handed, capturing four machine-guns and 31 prisoners.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM, OTTAWA, CANADA.
BURIAL PLACE: MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, TORONTO, CANADA.
PLOT 14, SECTION 36, LOT - E 1/2.
Centennial Park, Deseronto, Ontario