John Kerr Fonds

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John Kerr Fonds

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Fonds

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2007.05.31

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  • 1914-2006 (Creation)
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    Kerr, John

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1 file folder 5 cm

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(1896-2006)

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John Chipman Kerr was born in Fox River left to go to Edmonton with his brother Roland as a teenager and joined the forces. John Chipman was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in WWI for capturing a platoon of German soldier single handed while under fire and taking on personal injury. Brother Roland was killed in battle. John retired to Port Moody BC where a park in named after him.

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Collected by great nephew James Kerr and donated to Age of Sail in 2007

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Biography, letters , photo of medals and park named after John Kerr. News clippings, grave photo, transcript of interview of John Kerr by nephew Loring and a copy of wedding license of John and Anne 1940.

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Very good some yellowing of news clippings

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James Kerr

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Mock up display of medals, grave penny from Roland Kerr's grave and photo of father Robert Kerr and sword in museum displays

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