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Frederick Southam Ker

In memory of:

Sub-Lieutenant Frederick Southam Ker

September 7, 1940

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Division:

H.M.S. Godetia

Additional Information


Son of Frederick Innes Ker, C.B.E., and Amy Wilson Southam Ker, of Dundas, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 14 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GIRVAN (DOUNE) CEMETERY
Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. P. Grave 52.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Entry in memory of Ker from Torontonensis, University of Toronto's yearbook, 1941.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September  1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 1940. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Frederick Southam Ker– This picture is taken from the class photo of 1939-40.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– The Soldiers' Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower's base. In total, almost 1,200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers' Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch West– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers' Tower in 1949. The name of "S/Lt F.S. KER R.C.N.V.R." is among the names inscribed.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Edited by H. E. Brown, published by the Soldiers' Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 35 reads: "Sub Lt Federick Southam KER RCNVR, att Royal Navy.  Third year student in Trinity College, Arts 1937-40. Killed in action on convoy escort duty at sea, 13 September 1940. Buried at Ayr, Scotland, 17 September 1940."
  • Memorial Stele– This stone stele is located in the chapel at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. "AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE. TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THIS COLLEGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE TWO GREAT WARS." The name of "F.S. KER" is among those inscribed.
  • Memorial Scroll– This framed illuminated scroll, written in calligraphy, is entitled "Men and Women of Trinity College on Active Service. Met'Agona Stephanos". It hangs in the hallway outside the narthex of the chapel at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Small symbols beside the names indicate men and women who are fallen, decorated, and prisoner of war. The list of names includes: '41 Ker, F.S. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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