Franc Samuel CARSE

CARSE, Franc Samuel

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: 28 December 1885, place not yet discovered
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar; University of Melbourne
Occupation: Barrister
Died: Died of wounds, France, 2 May 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Grevillers British Cemetery
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Memorials: Bar of Victoria, Deniliquin War Memorial, Law Institute of Victoria, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

10 Aug 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: RMS Persia embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
10 Aug 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , RMS Persia, Melbourne
2 May 1917: Involvement Captain, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade awm_rank: Captain awm_died_date: 1917-05-02

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

A private cable message was received in Melbourne on Friday announcing the death of Lieutenant Franc Samuel Falkiner Carse of the Australian Field Artillery. He was the elder son of the late Mr S. H. Carse, and a grandson of the late Mr F. S. Falkiner, of Riverina, and was a nephew of Mrs H. L. Wilkinson, of Deniliquin. Lieutenant Carse was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School, where he was from 1899 to 1904. He held a commission in the school cadet corps, and was also in the school crew. On leaving school he went into residence at Trinity College, where he entered thoroughly into all the activities of college life. He was the founder of the first edition of the college magazine 'The Fleur de Lys,' and was prelector of the Dialectic Society. He graduated L.L.B. at the Melbourne University in 1908 and was admitted in practice as a barrister. He took a keen interest in military matters, and was lieutenant in the Australian Garrison Artillery, being placed on the reserve of officers in 1912. He had already begun to make a name for himself at the bar when he enlisted. As a member of the young Liberal speakers' committee he had already become known as a forceful, logical speaker, and at the Federal elections in 1914 he was chosen to contest the Fawkner seat in the Liberal interest, but was defeated.

Lieutenant Carse was seriously ill from typhoid in Egypt, but after being invalided to England he rejoined his brigade. He was seriously wounded in action on May 1, and died on May 2. He leaves a widow, a daughter or Mr F. P. Brett, the well-known solicitor, and two young children.