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Named shore batteries


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I realise that there have been past discussions on the guns at Lewin Camp in Belgium, but I was trying to find out how the guns Barrington, Eastney and Carnac (2) came to be named.  Was this their official names? The reason is that the officer in charge of the Carnac battery was the polar explorer Jameson Boyd Adams, and his wife was Phebe Carnac Thompson Fisher, daughter of Rev George Carnac Fisher. 

 

Lieutenant-Commander Charles Lester Kerr, who had overall responsibility for the two batteries, had named his son (born 1910) Mark Barrington Kerr.  Kerr was somehow related to the Barrington Family.

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