William Henry CARR


CARR, William Henry

Service Number: 1642
Enlisted: 4 March 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cheltenham, South Australia, 21 February 1893
Home Town: Queenstown, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide School
Occupation: Civil Servant
Died: Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, 21st General Hospital, Resel Tin, Alexandria, Egypt, 20 August 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove
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World War 1 Service

4 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 48th Infantry Battalion
20 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal
Date unknown: Involvement SN 1642, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded SN 1642, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Carr, of Old Port-road, New Queenstown, have been informed that their son, Lance-Corporal WILLIAM HENRY CARR died of meningitis while on his return to Australia. The deceased soldier was born at New Queenstown on February 21, 1893, and was educated at the Port Adelaide public school. He was employed at the Port Adelaide post-office, from which he was transferred to the Federal Pensions Office in Adelaide. He left South Australia for the front on April 11, 1916, and subsequently was a prisoner of war. He remained a prisoner for six months, and was exchanged on April 11 of this year, the second anniversary of his departure from South Australia. He was well known in cricket and football circles, and played with the Queenstown Cricket Club for a number of years. He was a nephew of the Hon. J. Carr, M.L.C.


From the 'Chronicle' Saturday 31 August 1918