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Oscar R.Kerr


Pte. Oscar R. Kerr, 32nd Bn. C.E.F. Courtesy Beautiful Plains War Echoes, ca. 1919.


Kerr, Oscar, Franklin, Manitoba, Class of ?? (B.S.A.)?. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 81477, A Co., No. 105, 32nd Bn., C.E.F. Attestation Papers.

Additional Biographical Information:

Undergraduate, Oscar Kerr, 2nd Co., 2nd Can. Div. (Died of Wounds).
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, No. 1 (Nov. 1917), 8.

"PTE. OSCAR R. KERR - Enlisted November, 1914, in the 32nd Battalion, and got to France in April, 1915. He was in the trenches up to February 9, 1916, when a call was made for volunteers to put a tube of explosives under the German wire. Oscar and three other brave young lads untertook the job, but were discovered by the Germans who sent up a flare. He was shot through the thigh and died two days later. His body is buried at Ballieul, France, but the influence of his courage and self-sacrifice will never die."
Beautiful Plains War Echoes
Published ca. 1919 by the Neepawa Chapter I.O.D.E.

Date of death: 11 February 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Bailleul, Nord, France. Grave reference: II. C. 123.


Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Bailleul, Nord, France


Bailleul Communal Cemetery and Extension