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Allan Campbell Kerr


S/21651 Private

8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, 44th Infantry Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division

Age: 38

Date of Death: 2.8.17

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 38

Family history: Husband of Elizabeth C Kerr, 553 Crow Road, Jordanhill, Glasgow. He had business interests in Denny and he enlisted in the town.



The action leading to his death

The War Diary for the 2 August 1917:




(Linesman Map)


In a letter to his wife the battalion chaplain wrote: ‘I have the saddest news to convey to you, if you have not already heard it. Your husband, Pte Allan C Kerr (21651), Seaforths, was killed in action on 2nd August last, while the Seaforths were taking part battle of Ypres. He met his death with a single bullet, which killed him instantly.

Medals Awarded:

The British War Medal, Victory Medal

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