Thom's Irish Who's Who/Rait Kerr, Captain Rowan Scrope


RAIT KERR, Captain Rowan Scrope, D.S.O. (1918), M.C. (1917). Educ: Arnold House, Llandulas; Rugby; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 2nd Lieut, in Royal Engineers, 1910; School of Military Engineering, Chatham, 1911; 3rd Sappers and Miners, 1914; served in France with 3rd Lahore Division, 1914 (wounded Neuve Chapelle); A.D.C. to Lieut.-General Sir H. M. Lawson, K.C.B., Northern Command, Feb. to June, 1915: commanded a Field Squadron Royal Engineers in France, June, 1915-Sept., 1917: Adjutant 3rd Royal Sappers and Miners, 1918-20. Recns.: cricket, polo, Rugby football, hunting; played cricket for Rugby, Royal Military Academy, Royal Engineers, Bombay Presidency, and Free Foresters; played football for Royal Military Academy and Royal Engineers; eldest surviving son of Sylvester Rait Kerr, of Rathmoyle, Edenderry. King's Co; b. 1891: m. 1916, Helen, youngest dau of Francis Metcalfe, of Metcalfe Park. Enfield, Co. Kildare, and has issue one dau. Res.: Rathmoyle, Edenderry, King's Co. Club: Junior United Service.