CARR, Edward James
(Service number 15888)

Aliases Birth registered as James Edward CARR
First Rank Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 23 November 1882 Place of Birth Fairlie, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 31 May 1917 Age 34 years 6 months
Address at Enlistment 39 Hardman Street, Kensington, Victoria
Occupation Foreman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Vivienne CARR (wife), 26 Shuter Street, Moonee, Victoria, Australia (previously 39 Hardman Street, Kensington)
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 9½ inches. Weight 159 lbs. Chest measurement 35-37 inches. Complexion medium. Eyes blue. Hair light brown. Mole on abdomen.

Military Service

Served with Australian Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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Post-war Occupations



Date 3 July 1937 Age 53 years
Place of Death Wynnum, Queensland
Memorial or Cemetery Hemmant Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edward James CARR was born on 23 November 1882 at Fairlie, the son of Bernard and Mary (née BODLEY) CARR. 1883 dawned a sad one for this little family, Mary dying on 6 January when Edward was just 6 weeks old. There was also a daughter, Eliza Mary Jane, 2 years old. edward and his sister attended the Fairlie School. Bernard died in 1913 in Christchurch.


Attestation Paper for Australian Imperial Force (National Archives of Australia) [26 August 2015]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [26 August 2015]; Find A Grave Memorial ( [26 August 2015]

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