William George CARR

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CARR, William George

Service Number: 2106
Enlisted: 2 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Semaphore, South Australia, 7 May 1887
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Glanville Public School
Occupation: Painter
Died: Died of wounds (received at Gallipoli), Alexandria, Egypt, 13 August 1915, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Officers of S.A. Post, Telegraph and Telephone Department HR, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2106, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2106, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2106, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
30 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2106, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2106, 16th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE WILLIAM GEORGE CARR.

In the casualty lists recently appeared the name of Private W. G. Carr, of Connor street, Glanville, who died of wounds on August 13. He was a son of Richard and Martha Carr, and was a member of the sixth reinforcements of the famous 10th Battalion. He was 28 years of age and unmarried. Deceased, who was much liked and respected by all who knew him, was for many years a casual employe at the Semaphore Post Office. He was a member of the Painters' Union and also of the All-British League. He was actively connected with the Glanville Methodist Church and a lover of manly sport. A brother of the deceased is a member of the ninth reinforcements of the 10th Battalion." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 04 Sep 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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