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John Thomas CARR

Regimental number5661
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
Address23 Belmore Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs E G P Carr, 23 Belmore Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty as runner under heavy fire. (Hermies 15 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 23 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'At HERMIES, FRANCE, on 15th April 1917 for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, during an enemy attack Pte. CARR carried urgent messages through an intense barrage to a post 1000 yards in front on support line. Twice this runner went out, the ground being swept by rifle and gun fire the whole time. He sets a splendid example of gallantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 December 1934

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