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John Anthony Carr

Portrait of Flight Commander John Anthony Carr, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F1142 11. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Flight Commander John Anthony Carr, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F1142 11. Image …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Anthony AWMM
  • Surname
    Carr AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 4/322 AWMM
    • WWII 1/18/917 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 September 1894 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs R.A. Carr, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) AWMM
      1 October 1917 AWMM
    • London Gazette: DSC Citation - "For services on patrol duties and submarine searching in Home Waters Public - elli - 24 January 2015 - (1917, oct, 1) London Gazette Supplement, p10155

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    23 November 1965 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block A Row 33 Plot 016 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • 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.



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  • External links
  • References
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 113 AWMM


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