Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Harold Clifford Kerr

In memory of:

Gunner Harold Clifford Kerr

June 26, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

92956

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Garrison Artillery

Division:

2nd Siege. Bty.

Additional Information


Son of Robert and Mary Kerr, of Cookshire, Quebec. Enlisted August 1915.

Commemorated on Page 268 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. F. 18.

Location:

Aix-Noulette is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, about 13 kilometres south of Bethune on the main road to Arras. From Arras take the D937 towards Bethune. At Aix-Noulette, turn right at the church. The AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION are a few hundred metres on the left side of the road to Bully-Grenay.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation papers
  • Attestation papers
  • War Diary– War Diary day of death
  • Grave Marker– Photo of grave marker Harold Clifford Kerr
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Cause of Death (KIA 26 June 1917 in France)
  • War Medal– GNR Harold Clifford Kerr - war medal
  • Inscription– GNR Harold Clifford Kerr - war medal side view
  • Article– On the Anniversary of Vimy Ridge (Harold fought at Vimy) I found his ID plate online on a French WW1 Forum.   I hold Harold's Victory Medal although the ribbon on it is actually for the British War Medal he was also awarded.   I am hoping to find the family member(s) who uploaded Harold's war photos so that we can make contact.    Proud of this forever-young, brave man.
  • Artifacts– Harold Clifford Kerr's British War Medal (held by D.Kerr) and Victory Medal (held by C.Kerr - the ribbons swapped by our Great Grandmother perhaps); uniform buttons and badges; hat badge.    This photo was taken on 8 May 2017.   It is the first time in 75yrs at least that the two war medals have been together.   ID Plate (dog tag) found in 2007 in France and sent to CKerr in April 2017.       The discovery of the ID Plate led to the Australian Broadcast Corporation and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation covering the story.   The story led to descendants of the Kerr family 'locating' each other via the internet.
  • Photo of Harold Clifford Kerr– Killed in action by enemy counter-barrage near Amiens, France, June 1917.
  • Photo of Harold Clifford Kerr (2)– From an old Kerr family album...date inscribed next to this photo is 1917.
  • Photo of Harold Clifford Kerr (3)– A nicer "studio" portrait of Harold before going overseas. The obiturary pasted here is from some unknown source. We always heard he died in a counter-barrage near Amiens, France. Arthur was his older brother and owned this album.
  • Photo of Harold Clifford Kerr– HAROLD CLIFFORD KERR IN UNIFORM

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