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Frank CARR

Regimental number63
Date of birth1890
Place of birthYendon, Victoria
True NameCAHIR, Frank
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationChemist
AddressRainbow, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs T Carr, Rainbow, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1921
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Medals

Military Medal

'Devotion to duty and good work during the period April 25th. to May 1st 1915 at ANZAC in continuously rescuing wounded from very exposed positions single handed and carrying them to the beach under exceptionally heavy rifle and shell fire and carrying water to the trenches on his return journey.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date27 September 1921
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 22 July 1921; disembarked, 13 September 1921; discharged (medically unfit), 27 September 1921.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 May 1928
Age at death35
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARR Frank

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