Rank & Name: P/O Thomas Donald Kerr

Date of Death: 03/06/1941


Little is known of P/O Kerr at this time. He was pilot when he and his crew were shot down attacking shipping. view details

Update June 2015: Have recently been in touch with Graham Ellis, the President and Historian of Southport RFC, a club that Thomas played for prior to his service. Graham kindly sent in the following photos. Thank you Graham for your time, effort and contributions. Much appreciated.

"Pilot Officer (Pilot) Thomas Donald Kerr RAF 59 Squadron, formerly a Captain in the Royal Army Service Corps. Died aged 25 3rd June 1941. Buried at Plurien Communal Ceremony, Northern France. Son of James Rutherford Kerr, C.B.E., Ch.M., M.B., and Janet Russell Kerr, and stepson of Helen D. Kerr, of Southport." source



Further Information


Thomas Kerr - Middle row, second from right.


In the summer of 2011 members of Southport Rugby Football Club extended and refurbished the Clubhouse at Waterloo Road. In pride of place, as always since a fund was established for its procurement in 1947, is the cherished Plaque commemorating the members of the Club who gave their lives for their country during the two world wars.

Designed by Mr H D Williams, Art Master at King George V Grammar School, the Plaque is still in pristine condition being carved in light Austrian oak, with a stainless steel sword and names of the fallen in gold lettering.



If you have any information about P/O Kerr, please contact me, thank you.

Rest In Peace