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CarrE4th Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
Cheshire Regiment
CarrE 5584Private2nd Btn. Slightly wounded at Colenso. 15 Dec 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 186 line 47
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
CarrECeylon Volunteer Company
Source: Medal rolls
Gloucestershire Regiment
CarrE5584PrivateQSA (6)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
CarrE1161Private6th Battalion
Source: QSA roll
Lancashire Fusiliers
CarrE 3855Corporal1st Btn. Died of wounds at Rietfontein. 28 Oct 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 104 line 13
Gloucestershire Regiment
CarrE E Lt Col 2nd Btn. Wounded at Natal. 27 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 86 line 31
Royal Scots Fusiliers
CarrE ELieutenant ColonelEdward Elliott Carr was born on 31 May 1854, son of Deputy Surgeon-General JK Carr MD R.A. He was educated privately and entered the Army in 1873, being appointed to the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He served with the 2nd battalion on the NW Frontier of India 1897-98, including the action at the Ublan Pass on 27 Aug 1897 and in Tirah, in the operations against the Khani Khel Chamkanis. He commanded the 2nd battalion in South Africa from 23 Nov 1899, and was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the operations of 17 to 24 Jan and 5 to 7 Feb 1900, and action at Vaal Krantz; operations on the Tugela Heights, and the action at Pieter's Hill where, leading his regiment in the final attack, he was severely wounded. The heavy losses incurred by the regiment at this action, together with those of the Irish and Dublin Fusiliers, all part of Barton's Fusilier Brigade, were tempered by the fact that the capture of Pieter's Hill resulted directly in the relief of Ladysmith. Colonel Carr was mentioned in General Buller's despatches; as was Sergeant-Major Steele for "conspicuous coolness and devotion in building up stone sangars under heavy cross-fire round Lieutenant Colonel Carr, who was lying wounded, and protecting his commanding officer until he was removed after dark". Steele was subsequently awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. After recovering from his wounds, Colonel Carr resumed command of his regiment and took part in the actions at Frederickstad, later being appointed Commandant of that town. For his services in South Africa he was created a Companion of the Bath. During the Great War Colonel Carr served at home as Assistant Adjutant and Quarter-Master General of the Lowland Division in 1914, and as Inspector of the Lines of Communications, 1914-15. He went to France in 1915 where he Commanded No.16 Base Depôt and, from 1916 to 1918, he Commanded Reinforcements in France. He was mentioned in despatches by the Secretary of State for War in Feb 1917; by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in Dec 1917, and created a CBE in 1919. Colonel Carr died at Sidmouth, Devon, on 18 May 1926.
CB (m) (b/b converted to n/b), CBE (1st mil), IGS 1895 (2) Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (Major, 2nd Bn. Ryl. Sco. Fus.), QSA (4) CC TH RofL Tr (Lieutenant Colonel CB RSF), KSA (2) (Colonel CB RSF), 1914-15 Star trio + MID (Col). DW 11 Jun 96 £1,150.
Source: List of CB recipients. Various sources
Royal Scots Fusiliers
CarrE ELieutenant ColonelEntered 1873; Lieutenant Colonel, 1898. Staff service: Adjutant Aux. Forces, 1885-90; District Inspector of Musketry, N E District 1893-96. War service: Operations on NW Frontier of India, 1897-98 (medal with 2 clasps); Boer War, 1899-1900; Ladysmith Relief Force; severely wounded, 27th February.Staff
CarrE ESource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
CarrE FPrivateNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Natal Rangers
CarrE FSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
CarrE GPetty Officer 2nd ClassQSA (0). Ref: 156.382.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Doris
CarrE HSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouth African Constabulary
CarrE NSource: WO100/231City Imperial Volunteers
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