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.