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St Ann's, Nottingham
George was born in 1877 in St Ann's, Nottingham, and was the son of Charles Edmond, a police sergeant, and Eliza Carr (née Hand) of 25 Heskey Street, Nottingham. His father Charles Edmond was born in 1845 in Redmile, Leicestershire, and his mother Eliza Hand was born in 1846 in Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire, They were married in 1874 in Nottingham and had the following children: John b1877, George b1878 and Elizabeth Hand b1880; all were born in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 25 Heskey Street, St Ann's, Nottingham, and are shown as Charles 66 yrs, a police pensioner, who is living with his wife Eliza 65 yrs and their daughter Elizabeth Hand 31 yrs a school teacher.
21 Nov 1917
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Staff Sergeant
1st King Edward's Horse
Staff Sergeant George Carr was a professional soldier. He enlisted at Colchester and served in South Africa during the Boer War (1900-1901). He was killed in action on 21st November 1917 and is buried in Anneux British Cemetery (grave ref. III.F.79).
Obituaries published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 21st November 1918:- “CARR. – To commemorate the passing of a brave soul, George Carr, Staff-Sergt., King Edward's Horse, K.O.D.R., who fell in action November 21st, 1917. – From mother, father, and sister, 25, Heskey-street, brother, wife, and family. “CARR. – In memory of Staff-Sergt. George Carr, King Edward's Horse, K.O.D.R., who fell in action November 21st, 1917. – Ever remembered by his old chum Mac Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 8 December 1917: ‘Carr. Killed in action, November 21st, Staff-Sergeant George Carr, King Edward’s Horse, KODR, of 25 Heskey-street, Nottingham, and Colchester, Essex. Fought in South African War, 1900-1901.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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