CEF Soldier Detail

Captain George Fraser Kerr
Died: December 8, 1929

Regimental Number:
9570
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
3rd Battalion
Company:
B Company
Place of Birth:
Deseronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
John James Kerr, father. 135 Lyndall Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
135 Lyndall Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1895
Trade or Calling:
Chemist
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 22, 1914
Age at enlistment:
19
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
34 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
December 8, 1929
Age at Death:
34
Buried at:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
14, Section 36, Lot 6, E1/2
Commemorated:
http://www.ontarioplaques.com/Plaques_GHI/Plaque_Hastings12.html
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes

3rd Battalion Nominal Roll

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion B Company
Lance Sergeant Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion B Company
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion B Company
Lance Corporal Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion B Company
Corporal Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion B Company
Private Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion B Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion B Company
Private Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion No. 4 Company
Images
plaque at Galt armouries
Headstone

Son of John James 'Jack' Kerr and Isabella Sievright Kerr (nee Fraser); husband of Mary Kerr (nee Beeman) married March 6, 1924 

George Fraser Kerr went by the name Fraser and was twice wounded in action and, in addition to the Victoria Cross, was awarded the Military Cross and Bar, and the Military Medal.

On 27 September 1918 Lieutenant Kerr was in command of the support company on the left flank of his battalion advancing through Bourlon Wood, near Cambrai in France. When a German machine gun blocked the way forward, Kerr handled his company with great skill by outflanking the enemy position without delay. Later in the day, his company’s progress was again checked near the Arras-Cambrai road. Alone and in advance of his company, Kerr attacked the German strong point, capturing four machine guns and 31 prisoners.

He was convicted of drunkenness in a Field General Court Marshall on April 7, 1916, and was reduced to the ranks.

He died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

Awards and Decorations
Military Cross
Military Cross First Bar
Military Medal
Victoria Cross