CARR, John 
(Service number 65598)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Maggie WILLIAMS (sister), Monatiri, Taranaki
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 33rd Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 31 December 1917
Transport Athenic 
Embarked From Wellington Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion   

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 August 1918 Age 39 yrs
Place of Death Bapaume, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Memorial Reference I. N. 1.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Temuka War Memorial; St Joseph's Church Temuka

Biographical Notes

John was the youngest son of Owen and the late Mary CARR, of Temuka. Prior to enlisting John was farming in the North Island (at Kaitieke). Brother of Edward CARR, of Waihao Forks, Canterbury, & Mrs Maggie WILLIAMS, of Monatiri, Taranaki. His nephew Edward Martin CARR was killed in action on 27 March 1918 and two further nephews John Joseph CARR and Owen CARR were both killed in action on 30 March 1918 in the Palestine, all less than five months before John. Thus John's brother, Edward CARR, lost three sons and a brother within five months. John left a Will, signed on 30 December 1917. The executor and trustee of his will was John Stevenson, of Wanganui, Manager of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency, and an acquaintance of John Carr, with whom he corresponded during John's war service. John CARR left the residue of his estate (after payment of debts, funeral expenses and testamentary expenses).in trust for his sisters, Winifred, the wife of William Scott, of Taumaranui, and Margaret, the wife of John Williams, of Matiere.


Cenotaph Database [08 October 2013]; CWGC [09 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 6 September 1918, 13 August 1919, 13 August 1920, Otago Daily Times, 31 August 1918 (Papers Past) [09 October 2013; 08 June 2014]; Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1848-1991, FamilySearch (Wanganui Probates) [29 May 2014]

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