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Name: KERR, Leslie Mitchell (Capt.)

Birth Date: 1.12.1890 Edinburgh

Death Date: 1956 Lockerbie, buried 18 Aug

First Date: 1922

Profession: 1922 with 3rd KAR in Masailand

Area: Nairobi, 1925 Lodwar, Turkana

Married: Margaret Helen Fleming b. 1890 Edinburgh, d. 1975 Lockerbie

Children: One

Book Reference: Moyse, KAD, Red 25, Red 22, Web

War Service: Loyals, KAR

General Information:

Web - Loyal N. Lancs - Lt Kerr had ability as a field sketcher, an important skill in those days when photography was in its infancy. In the Maktau area he would go out accompanied by a patrol to a location where he could sketch the geography of the ground to be used in future operations. Fortunately some of his panorama sketches have survived in the 2nd Bn Loyal North Lancashire’s War Diary. He was Mentioned in Despatches on 30 June 1916. In January 1917 when the Battalion moved to Egypt Lt Kerr remained in East Africa and was posted to the Staff. From 26 September 1917 he was employed with the King’s African Rifles. After an appointment as Post Commandant Nairobi in October 1918 he went back to regimental duty with 3KAR, and in 1921 he was operating against Masai cattle raiders near Narok. His parent unit remained The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
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