Branch of Service: Navy
Service years: 1916-1918
Glen Rock: Lived on Broad Street
Mortimer Kerr was an enlisted wireless operator in the U.S. Navy. He grew up in Brooklyn and lived in Glen Rock for a short period of time, his family renting a house on Broad Street. He served aboard the USS Celebes, a Dutch commercial steamship pressed into duty as part of the Navy's Overseas Transportation Service. The ship operated between New York City and ports in western France. On September 28, 1918, there was a fire on board the Celebes and Kerr died of burns sustained in that accident.
Born: 1897, New York, NY