CARR, Francis Arthur

Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
5 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
1867740
P.O.W. number: 
18642
Born: 
Thursday, July 2, 1914
Birthplace: 
Aldershot, Hampshire
Sergeant Francis Carr was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal 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 [1][2]. He was reported missing later found to be a prisoner of war [3][3a][3b].
  • Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service 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 WO373/46/271.
[3] Prisoners of War 1715-1945 / National Archives file WO392/1.
[3a] German Record Cards of British PoW's / National Archives file WO416/58/97 (Front Stalag 133).
[3b] Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/43.
[4] London Gazette 35020, page 7181.
 

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