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Corporal W A Carr


Harrogate Herald - 21st March 1917

W H Breare letter

Of course, you all know or have seen Mr Fred Carr, the Editor of the Advertiser. He has three boys in the Army, and they are wonderfully cheerful lads. In a letter home, Harold Carr wrote to say that he had joined the Machine Gun Corps. They put it rather differently at home : "Joined the suicide club". Of course, that is only a soldier's joke. Bless you, the boy likes it, for he is full of the spirit of adventure. Another lad (Fred) wrote to say that he found a pal in the trenches who wouldn't leave him. It was a black cat. That means luck, doesn't it? The eldest son, who is also in the Army, is a clever musician. He was organist of Kirkby Overblow Parish Church before he joined up. He, too, likes his experience in the Army, and writes very cheerful letters. He was with me E Raworth's, solicitor.


Harrogate Herald - 24th October 1917

Roll of Honour

Private Fred Carr (West Yorks), younger son of Mr & Mrs Fred Carr, 5 St Mary's Walk, Harrogate, has been wounded in France. He was hit in four places, and, after being in the 1st South African General Hospital, arrived at the Keighley War Hospital on Monday. He joined the colours last autumn, and went out to France in Xmas week. He is 19 years of age, and previously was with Mr J Lomas-Walker, solicitor, of Westminster Chambers. His next elder brother, Private H B Carr, West Yorks, is in the East Leeds War Hospital (Roundhay Section), wounded for the third time. His eldest brother, Corporal (acting CQMS) W A Carr, West Yorks, has also been in France since Xmas.


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