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John Laves CARR

Regimental number55
Place of birthMudgee, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressUlan via Mudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Carr, Ulan via Mudgee, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Discharge date19 January 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 64 Sergeant Claude CARR, 36th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917; 2393 Pte Walter CARR, 45th Bn, killed in action, 8 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 13 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 10 June 1917 (gun shot wound, testicles and right thigh); admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 June 1917, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne; to England, 25 June 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Stourbridge Section; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 26 July 1917; discharged on furlough, 28 July 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, 4 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917; arrived Melbourne, 15 December 1917, for onward travel overland to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Sydney, 19 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARR John Laves

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