For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
They made the Ultimate Sacrifice
KERR, Ian, LS, V23063, RCNVR, MPK - 20 Feb 1944, HMCS LACHINE - son of Andrew and Kate Kerr; husband of Violet Pearl Kerr, all of Montréal, QC.
Ian Kerr was a pipe mechanic prior to enlisting in the RCNVR.
Ships served in:
HMCS RENARD - Served in RENARD 04 Mar 1941 - 16 Jun 1941 as an OS, RCNVR
HMCS MORDEN - Served in MORDEN 06 Sep 1941 - 16 Aug 1942 as an OS and AB, RCNVR. Rated AB 23 Sep 1941
HMCS STAR - Loaned to STAR 28 Aug 1942 - 26 Oct 1942 while serving at CORNWALLIS.
HMCS LACHINE - Drafted to LACHINE 31 Dec 1942 as an AB, RCNVR. Rated A/LS 01 Mar 1943
(IK01) Portrait of Ian Kerr
(IK02-IK03) Certificate of Service
(IK04) Ian Kerr holding a HMCS LACHINE kisby ring with artwork that he had painted
(IK05) Ian Kerr on pier in front on unknown ship - location unknown
(IK06) Casualty report
(IK07) Report of the loss of LS Ian Kerr
(IK08) Letter to LS Kerr's widow from HMCS LACHINE'S commanding officer on the death of her husband
(IK09) Article from the Montreal Star 24 Apr 1944, LS Ian Kerr, former Scout Leader, reported lost at sea
(IK10) Article from the Montreal Gazette09 Jun 1944 - LS Ian Kerr now presumed dead
(IK11-IK13) HMCS MORDEN's gunshield art - painted by LS Ian Kerr
BOI REPORT INTO THE DEATH OF LS IAN KERR, V23063, RCNVR