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John Chipman Kerr
Birth: Jan. 11, 1887
Death: Feb. 19, 1963

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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  Clarissa Gertrude Bridger Kerr (1898 - 1981)*
 
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Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: Abray/05/008/0012
 
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Record added: Jul 30, 2003
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 Added: Feb. 19, 2014
Rest in peace today and every day!
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