CARR, Francis Arthur

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
1867740
P.O.W. number: 
18642
Operations: 
Sergeant Francis Carr was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] for his gallantry during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He was the senior NCO of a demolition party led by Lieut Burtinshaw on board HMS Campbeltown [2]. Taken prisoner after the raid he was transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland [3].
 
He also received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished services as a Royal Engineer in connection with operations in the field March-June, 1940 [4].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37162, page 3493.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/46/271.
[3] Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
[4] London Gazette 35020, page 7181.
 

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