Biography

Birth date: 07 July 1918
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Colac
Final rank: Major
Service number: VX56 - Second World War, 1939-1945
337702 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 2/6th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/6th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Film

2/5 Independent Company in New Guinea and Borneo / Mick Sheehan

Mick Sheehan's film record of his service with the 2/5 Independent Company (later 2/5 Cavalry Commando Squadron) in New Guinea and Bougainville. Shows VX56 Major Ian Kerr CO 2/5 Commando Squadron. Invasion of Balikpapan 1 July 1945. Invasion fleet and landing barges. Gunfire from warship. Shore...

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Photograph

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KAIRI AREA, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1944-09-11. VX12014 MAJOR-GENERAL E.J. MILFORD, DSO, GOC 7TH DIVISION (3) WITH SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE 2/7TH CAVALRY (COMMANDO) REGIMENT. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX56 MAJOR I.E. KERR (1); VX322 MAJOR K.G. MACKENZIE (2); VX34170 LIEUTENANT P.H. ALLEN...

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KAIRI AREA, ATHERTON TABLELAND, QUEENSLAND. 1944-09-11. THE COMMANDING OFFICER AND SQUADRON COMMANDERS OF THE 2/7TH CAVALRY (COMMANDO) REGIMENT. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- VX48323 CAPTAIN H. FLOOD, ADJUTANT (1); NX117028 MAJOR P.L. TANCRED (2); VX56 MAJOR I.E. KERR (3); WX361 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL...

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Inspection of 2/5 Australian Commando Squadron by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7th Australian Division, VX 12014 Major General Edward James Milford, CB, CBE, DSO. 1. QX12722 Lieutenant (Lt) Peter Cossey; 2. 337702 (VX56) Major Ian Edward Kerr (OC 2/5 Australian Commando Squadron); 3....

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Timeline

Date of birth 1918-07-07
Date of discharge 1945-10-11