Kerr, Charles Roland

Regimental Number: 101464
Rank: Private
Branch: 49th Battalion

Charles was born on May 27, 1880 in Fox River, Nova Scotia. He came to Spirit River in 1912 and filed on a homestead at 27-78-6-W6, adjoining his brother Chip’s. Both brothers enlisted in the Canadian army in the autumn of 1915. Charles received gunshot wounds to the right thigh at the Somme in September of 1916, and on December 28, 1917, he was killed in action in the trenches near Lens, France.

Sources: Chepi Sepe p. 561; Pioneers of the Peace p. 244, 245