Seumas Kerr

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Seumas Kerr
Born 1953
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1973-2006
Rank Major-General
Commands held 4th Division
Battles/wars Operation Banner
Iraq War
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Major-General John Seumas Kerr CBE (born 1953) is a former British Army officer who commanded 4th Division.

Military career[edit]

Kerr was commissioned in to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in 1973.[1] As a colonel he undertook a tour in Northern Ireland in 1995 during the Troubles for which he was awarded the CBE.[2] He was appointed Deputy Adjutant-General in December 1999, Assistant Chief of Staff with responsibility for logistics at Permanent Joint Headquarters in Northwood in 2002 during the Iraq War[3] and General Officer Commanding 4th Division in 2004 before he retired in 2006.[4]

In retirement he joined the senior management of the support services arm of Carillion.[5]


Military offices
Preceded by
David Judd
General Officer Commanding the 4th Division
Succeeded by
Peter Everson