copyright © Wartime Heritage Association 2012.- 2019 Website hosting courtesy of - a company
Wartime Heritage                                   ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Yarmouth Connections
Return To Links
James Colin Kerr Rank: Lieutenant Regiment: Royal Winnipeg Rifles Date of Birth: April 20, 1921 Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba Date of Enlistment: June 21, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Winnipeg, Manitoba Address At Enlistment: St. Vital, Manitoba Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 7½ inches Weight: 144 lbs. Complexion: Medium Eyes: Hazel Hair: Brown Trade: Clerk Marital Status: Single [at Enlistment] Religion: United Church Next of Kin: Hilda Henrietta Kerr [Mother] St. Vital, Manitoba Alice Pearl Kerr [Wife] Yarmouth, NS   Lieutenant James Kerr was the son of Colin A. and Hilda Henrietta Kerr of St. Vital, Manitoba and husband of Alice Pearl [Pippy] Kerr, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He was married on August 18, 1943 at St. Vital, Manitoba. On September 18, 1943 he was appointed a Lieutenant with the Winnipeg Rifles. He served in Canada and in the United Kingdom until August 12, 1944.  He disembarked in France on August 13, 1944 and served there and in Belgium.  He was killed in action against the enemy. Date of Death: October 10, 1944 Age at Death: 22 Cemetery: Adegem Canadian War Cemetery Belgium Grave Reference: IX. F. 12 Commemorated on Page 352 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 28 (Not Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial)   Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada    
James Colin Kerr