KERR, Denys Stanley Kerr

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
145403
Honours & Awards: 
Captain Denys Kerr was awarded the M.C. in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma [1].
 
Recommendation
Arakan
At 1645hrs 23 Mar 44, during 5 Commando's attack on Spur 383348 this Officer led a determined attack by one of his Sub Secs on a MG nest which was captured despite fierce opposition. Capt. Kerr, concerned about the remaindert of his Force, then went down into the valley, to try and reorganise the tp. This he did under fire. At 1715hrs this Officer was severely wounded in the shoulder and leg and his arm was shattered. In spite of the pain and the fact that he was under fire he did not release his cmd and continued to issue orders calmly. He succesfully reorganised his men and his calm example and courageous devotion to duty undoubtedly saved the lives of many of his men [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 36574, page 2962.
[2] National Archives file WO373/32/35.
 
Notes
Forenames as in LG entries, seen on NA entry as Dennis Sydney.
 

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