CARR, Richard Philip

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
11 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Number: 
90121
P.O.W. number: 
3409/12
Captain Richard Carr, 1 troop, was attached to the Commandos from the Royal Artillery. He was taken prisoner of war early in 1942 and, despite several escape attempts, remained in captivity for the remainder of the war. POW Camps Oflag 5 and Oflag 79.
  • 1940 awarded the Military Cross whilst serving as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Artillery for 'gallant and distinguished services in action' at Dunkirk.
  •  January 1946 appointed MBE (Military Divsion) for "gallant and distinguished services" in recognition of his escape attempts. 
  • ​His death in the 1970's was reported in Commando Association Newsletter 67 issued in 1978.
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/2 and WO417/9.
Prisoner of War Lists / National Archive files WO392/1, WO392/11, and WO392/21.
MC - London Gazette 34931, page 5201.
MBE - London Gazette 37450, page 749.
 

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