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Henry Percy Carr was born in 1896 at Newark and was the son of the late William Henry Carr a brewers clerk and Rhoda Carr née Medd of 81 Barnby Gate, Newark. His father Wiliam Henry was born in 1852 at Manton, Rutland, he died in 1902 at Newark aged 52 yrs and his mother Rhoda Medd was born in 1863 at Newark, they were married in 1880 at Newark, they went on to have the following children, Lewis b1884 Nottingham, Eva b1887 Nottingham and Henry b1896 Newark. In the 1901 census the family were living at 71 William Street, Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 81 Barnby Gate Newark and are shown as Rhoda 48 yrs a widow, she is living with her children, Lewis 27 yrs a railway clerk, Eva 24 yrs a school teacher, Lydia an assistant in a boot shop and Henry Percy 15 yrs a railway clerk, also at the address are two boarders.
He was a railway clerk in 1911
08 Jun 1918
118637 - CWGC Website
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Corporal Henry Percy Carr enlisted on 19th January 1915 at Newark, he gave his age as 19 yrs and 6 months and his address as 81 Barnby Gate, Newark, his next of kin was his mother Rhoda Carr of the same address, he was posted to the 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He took part in the Irish rebellion and embarked from Folkstone and disembarked at Boulogne 19th September 1916 and was transferred to the 1/5th battalion Sherwood Foresters on the 20th September 1916. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 24th May 1917 and to Corporal on 8th August 1917. He was wounded in action on 1st June 1918, a gun shot wound to his abdomen and admitted to a Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, he died of his wounds on 8th June 1918 and was buried at Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Article published in the Newark Herald 15th June 1918 :- Younger son of late William Henry & Rhoda Carr, 81 Barnbygate, Newark. Joined the 2/8th Sherwood Foresters in Jan. 1915 and trained at Newark & Luton. Took part in the Irish rebellion and was mentioned along with others in battalion orders of 3rd May 1916, for gallantry and coolness in the field. In Sept. 1916 drafted to France and transferred to the 5th SF, being promoted to Corporal. Admitted to a Canadian Casualty Clearing Station on June 1st, suffering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen. Elder brother Lewis Carr (Royal Scots Fusiliers) is in France.
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