Gordon was educated at Lurgan College from 3rd September 1934 until 31st July 1940.
The following photographs have been given to me by Benjamin Cleynen, Belgium. Benjamin is a member of a local historical society..
Kerr was stationed at RAF Waterbeach, Cambridge, England. On the night of 5th March 1945, the crew flew Lancaster bomber aircraft (I NN775 JI-F2) on an operation to Geisenkirchen (Benzol Plant).
The plane crashed at Bunsbeek, Belgium and all seven crew were killed. Three bodies were recovered and placed in a communal grave with 7 headstones in Heverlee War Cemetery. Gordon was not one of them. The others, including Gordon are still in the buried remains of the plane. A memorial ceremony was held at the crash site on Remembrance Sunday, 11th November 2015 with officials attending from Germany, UK, Australia and the Belgian Air Force.
Referenced to: http://www.dankat.com/kerr/chap2.htm
On 11th November 2015, the Mayor of Bunsbeek, Belgium together with the British, Australian and German Ambassadors attended a Remembrance service to commemorate the crew from 3 aircraft (A Wellington, a Junkers 88 and Lancaster NN775) that crashed near the village.
Shortly, a special team will start to scan the area to identify the exact location of the Lancaster and if found, they will start the excavation and recovery. This will be undertaken under the strict guidance of the RAF, RAAF and the Belgian Air Force.
The crew are buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.
The graves of the 7 crew lie together.