1. Memorial:Freemasons VC Memorial Great Queen Street

Awards & Titles:

Victoria Cross

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 4th Battalion, CEF 

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.

Citations & Commemorations :

  On 16 September 1916 at Courcelette, France, during a bombing attack, Private Kerr was acting as bayonet man and noting that bombs were running short, he ran along the parados under heavy fire until he was in close contact with the enemy when he opened fire at point-blank range, inflicting heavy losses. The enemy, thinking that they were surrounded, surrendered - 62 prisoners were taken and 250 yards of enemy trench captured. Earlier, Private Kerr's fingers had been blown off, but he did not have his wound dressed until he and two other men had escorted the prisoners back under fire and reported for duty.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Elstree No. 3092 E.C.Hertfordshire

12th September 1917

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