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VC755   John Chipman Kerr

Name   John Chipman Kerr   No.   101465   

VC Issue No.   755   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, Alberta Regiment, 49th (Edmonton) Battalion


Now   Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Fox River, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Place Of Death   Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Mountain View Cemetery, Prince Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Veterans  Division, Abray Section, Block 5, Plot 8, Lot 12

Gazetted   26 October 1916

VC Presented   5 February 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Mountain View Cemetery, Prince Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Plaque,  Dunvegan, Alberta, Canada

Named On War Memorial, Port Greville, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Kerr Mountain, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

Mount Kerr was named after him in 1951, one of 6 Mountain's in the VC Range in the Jasper National Park, Canada

VC Held By

Provincial Museum of Alberta, 12845 - 102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada



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The First World War

BORN   11 January 1887

DIED   19 February 1963   AGE   76

VC Won   16 September 1916   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Courcelette, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

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