Howard James Christopher CARR

CARR, Howard James Christopher

Service Number: 19837
Enlisted: 8 December 1915, 30th Battery Melbourne
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 8th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Koroit, Victoria, 1895
Home Town: Harrow, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Church of England Grammar School, Geelong & Dookie Agricultural College
Occupation: Student
Died: Effects of Gun shot wounds, Paraplegia, Caulfield Military Hospital, Victoria, 30 September 1919
Cemetery: Brighton General Cemetery, Victoria
CE, ZA, Grave 1258
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Dunolly Great War Memorial, Dunolly Memorial Pillar
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World War 1 Service

8 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 19837, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , 30th Battery Melbourne
20 May 1916: Involvement Driver, SN 19837, 8th Field Artillery Brigade
20 May 1916: Embarked Driver, SN 19837, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Medic, Melbourne
23 Oct 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 19837, 8th Field Artillery Brigade , Gun shot wounds to back penetrating to chest & spine
30 Sep 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 19837, 8th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Howard James Christopher CARR was born in 1895 at Koroit, Victoria

His parents were Reverend Howard John CARR & Emma NORMAN

He had 2 years previous service with the Senior Cadets at Geelong Church of England Grammar School & 6 months with the Melbourne University Rifles before he enlisted in Melbourne on 8th December, 1915 and embarked from Melbourne on 20th May, 1916 on the HMAT Medic as a Driver with the 7th Field Artillery Brigade, 30th Battery

He was wounded at the Somme on 23rd October, 1918 with gun shot wounds to his back whic penetrated to his chest & spine causing him to become a paraplegic - he was transferred to the 54th Casualty Clearing Station and then to the 10th General Hospital for treatment

Howard was returned to Australia on 31st Marcy, 1919 on the ship Wandilla & died from his wounds on 30th September, 1919 at the Caulfield Militrary Hospital in Victoria

He is buried in the Brighton General Cemetery in Victoria

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal