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6976531   Fusilier Thomas David Kerr
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 14/11/1943 (Unknown)
Age: 32
Thomas David Kerr was the son of John and Elizabeth Kerr. He was born about 1911. Fusilier Thomas Kerr served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers in World War Two. Thomas was killed during the German invasion of the Greek island of Leros on 14th November 1943.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Leros War Cemetery
  Alintas, Leros, 12
Grave Ref: Sp Mem C 2-B-2
CWGC Casualty 937283
Leros War Cemetery is on the eastern side of the Island of Leros, on the shore of Aghia Marina Bay and is separated from the sea by the coast road. It is situated about 2 kilometres west of the town of Leros.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 78
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1 1911 Census lists Kerr family Possible listing of family at house 20 in Tulnavern, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
2 2 R Irish Fus land on Leros 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers land on Leros
3 Photo of Fusilier Thomas D Kerr's gravestone
4 Fusilier James McMaster Also died in the Leros Battle
5 Leros Seized by Germans Leros is seized by the Germans
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier Thomas D Kerr's gravestone can be purchased here
7 Wikipedia - Battle for Leros Details of the battle and capitulation of Leros in 1943
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023