Roll of Honour Data Page
20 November 1921 Poplar RD, London, England.
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
Ringway Parachute Training Course 69B.
son of Mrs E Kerry of Islington.(source CWGC)
Parents: Stephen Kerry (1890 - 1956) and Elizabeth nee Longhurst (1890-?) m.1919 Bethnal Green as Elizabeth Benn.
[She was previously married to Edward Benn in Bethnal Green in 1915, and he was killed in WW1 1916. Service No.13655 Royal Fusiliers]
Sapper George E. Kerry had 1 elder half brother
Edward Thomas Benn (18 Sep 1916- 1945 *see below) and
3 full brothers: Stephen Kerry (1920 -1988),
Thomas James Kerry (17 Feb 1924-2000)
and John C Kerry (1926 -1934-?)
* Royal Artillery Gunner Edward Thomas Benn died of Malaria in Borneo (Sandakan No.2) POW Camp on 15 July 1945 (source Japanese Imperial Army records )
and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.
Service No. 1549477 No known grave. Captured shortly after the fall of Singapore in Feb 1942.
1939 Registration Census :
living at 17 Northampton Grove, Islington.
George is resident at home with his parents, half brother Edward and younger brother Thomas. Elder brother Stephen is not on the 1939 Register which probably indicates he had already joined up for war service.
Both George and his brother Edward are listed as "Skilled Veneer Moulder Machinists" by occupation.
10 June 1944 aged 22, killed in shelling.
Ranville War Cemetery plot 1a, row E grave no.14
Cemetery / Memorial:
Islington Book of Remembrance
Battlefield Cross of Sapper George Kerry - found in the personal photo collection of the late L/Cpl Reg Farley, and kindly submitted by his family.
Copyright retained by Reg's Family.
George E. Kerry is interred in Ranville War Cemetery.
Photo copyright to and supplied by Tony Beck
Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore memorial to the many whose graves are unknown, including Spr Kerry's half brother Gunner Edward T. Benn.
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