Felix Edward Carr

First Name: 
Felix
Middle Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Carr
Mother's Name: 
Jane Carr
Father's Name: 
John Carr
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, April 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, October 6, 1966
Details: 

Felix Edward Carr (Service No 6230), was born in Sydney, N.S.W., around 1891.

In April 1916, Felix married Leeta Smith, in Wollongong, N.S.W.

At enlistment, he was 25 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Corrimal, N.S.W.

Felix embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides, with the 13th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement, on 9th September 1916. He arrived in England on 26th October 1916, and was posted to the 19th Battalion, joining them in France, on 5th February 1917. Felix saw service on the Western Front until 7th November 1917, when he was admitted to hospital with trench fever. He returned to his unit on 7th April 1918, and saw more service until 3rd October 1918, when he was wounded in action. Felix was evacuated to England for treatment from the effects of a gas attack. He was returned to Australia in January 1919, and discharged medically unfit, on 12th April 1919.

Felix and Leeta divorced in 1940.

Felix died in 1966 and is buried in Wollongong Cemetery, Wollongong. N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CARR F E

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