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Name: Thomas Henry CARR
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: T H Service No.: 81211
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Allendale, Northumberland. Age at Death: 35
Unit: 57th Bn Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Former Unit(s): 31094 Durham Light Infantry.
Place Enlisted: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Woodside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Butcher
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Saturday 31st August 1918
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Second Battle of Arras, France, 1918. 2nd August to 3rd September 1918.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France. Grave reference III. E. 26
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Thomas and Mary Carr of Woodside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: Edward and C F Carr. Sister: Mary Gotts, of Crookhill, Ryton on Tyne.
Notes : Thomas enlisted in the colours at Blaydon on Tyne, 8th December 1915. He was mobilised 20th March 1916. He was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, 28th November 1916 and embarked for France to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2nd March 1917. Following a spell in the 2nd General Hospital during July 1917 he spent some time on leave. Thomas returned to active service. He was admitted to the 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 29th August 1918 with serious gun shot wounds to his arms, chest and abdomen. He died two days later.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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