John Porter Kerr was born 4 May 1918 at New Market, Tennessee,  to John W. Kerr and Tennessee “Tennie” Hurst. He married Katherine Lorene Shackleford in 1943.
He died non Battle 11 October 1944

Pvt Kerr died of his injuries due to an automobile accident on 11 October 1944 on the Public Highway near San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is buried at Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

The Knoxville Journal, November 7, 1944
Pvt. John Porter Kerr, 26, husband of Mrs. Lorene Shackleford Kerr, and son of Mrs. J.W. Kerr, both of New Market, was killed in an automobile accident near Juan, Puerto Rico, October 11, while on route to his home base with medical supplies. Before entering the service, Pvt. Kerr was employed in Alcoa. He had been in the service 19 months and overseas 14 months. Other survivors include one sister, Mildred, and two brothers, Paul and Clarence Kerr, all of New Market.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 May 1918
  • Date of death: 11 October 1944
  • County: Jefferson
  • Hometown: Jefferson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Bottom Panel
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