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John Anthony Carr
My grandfather died when I was 14 and before he did he gave me a replica copy of his medals. I felt very proud but he was not very forthcoming about them. In recent times I have seen a number of TV documentaries and I wish I had seen them when I was 14 so that I could have initiated more discussion with him. He was awarded the DSC (Distinguished Service Cross) 1 October 1917 ‘For services on patrol duties and submarine searching in Home Waters’. He trained as a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps and served in the Royal Naval Air Service. Recently I found some photos obviously taken by him of planes and fellow officers. I am keen to incorporate some of this information in a family genealogy record of photographs. I am so grateful to Granddad for his courage and that he survived through a combination of luck and his skill. Deborah Quilter, eldest granddaughter, 25 April 2015, AWMM.