John Kerr Irvine

Biography of John Kerr Irvine

John Kerr Irvine
John Kerr Irvine

Lieutenant John Kerr Irvine of the Royal Artillery attended St Mungo's Academy and graduated from the University in 1940 with a BSc. He intended to become a teacher but joined the 160 Field Regiment on 13 August that year, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in March 1941, with promotion to the rank of Lieutenant in September 1942. He was killed fighting with the British 14th Army at the Battle of Imphal in Burma on 11 March 1944.


John Kerr Irvine
Born 3 March 1921, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 11 March 1944.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: BSc, 1940;
Father's Details: Robert Irvine; Police inspector
War Service: Lieutenant, Royal Artillery
Grave / Memorial: Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 25th Nov 2022

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