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Edwin Frank Carr

Portrait from Weekly News, 26 April 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from Weekly News, 26 April 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edwin Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Carr AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    188487 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 February 1920 AWMM AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 99 Mt Albert Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs R.S. Carr (wife), 656 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 4 May 1943 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      DCM: London Gazette, 6 April 1944, citation: "On the night of 7 December 1943 during the earlier stages of the bitter fighting in the attack on Orsogna, Italy, Corporal Carr's section was forced to retire a hundred yards, leaving one of his men wounded. With no regard for his personal safety Corporal Carr went forward under intense small arms fire, brought the wounded man back to safety and then rejoined his section. An hour later, at about 2000 hours, his section consisting of himself and three men was the left forward section of a leading platoon. Shortly after they advanced again to attack the whole platoon came under intense spandau fire from a ridge to the left. With great coolness Corporal Carr and one of his section moved straight up the ridge and wiped out the first machine-gun post. He then carried on and with outstanding bravery successfully accounted for two more machine-gun posts singlehanded, finally leading his section in the destruction of the fourth post. After a further 100 yards advance of very bitter fighting the Company was ordered to withdraw and while doing so Corporal Carr was wounded in the arm. Before leaving he handed over his section to one of his men and walked back to the Regimental Aid Post unassisted. Throughout the whole five hours fighting Corporal Carr showed outstanding bravery and leadership and set a fine example to the other members of his section and company." AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Italy Star AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded twice: 7 December 1943, 30 March 1944 AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch.
    http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-24Ba.html
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 23 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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