John Thomas Carr

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Carr, Sergeant John Thomas no.5661.

3rd Battalion MM Belmore.

Born 1885 in Sydney, son of John and Margaret Carr.

Married Ethel G. Carr 1910.

Enlisted 17/1/1916.

Next of kin, wife, Edith [i.e.Ethel] Gladys Carr.

Military Medal awarded after action at Hermies.

15/4/1917 for Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During an enemy attack Private Carr carried urgent messages through an intense barrage to a post 1000 yards in front of the support line. Twice this runner went out, the ground being swept by rifle and machine gun fire the whole time. He sets a splendid example of gallantry.

Casualty list SMH18/4/1918 Ill (Corporal).

Returned to Australia 8/7/1918.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R2063431/ [accessed 09/09/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.

Note

An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.

Reference

Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002