Sidney Francis Carr

First Name: 
Sidney
Middle Name: 
Francis
Last Name: 
Carr
Date of Birth: 
Friday, May 8, 1896
Mother's Name: 
Catherine Carr
Father's Name: 
John Carr
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 30, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Sunday, December 17, 1961
Details: 

Sidney Carr (Service no 3712) was born in Sydney, NSW.

At the time of enlistment Sidney was a single, 19 years of age, employed as a miner, residing in Wollongong, NSW and who had served 3 years with the Militia.

Sidney embarked on HMAT A7 - Medic with the 4th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements on 30 December 1915.  After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to France on 28 March 1916 with the 1st Battalion.  He was transferred to the Trench Mortar Battalion on 19 April 1916 and saw service on the Western Front. 

Sidney was admitted to hospital with a fractured hand on 4 March 1917.  He was carrying rations to the front line when injured by a piece of shrapnel but this was referred to as an accident rather than a wounding.  Sidney returned to his Unit on 19 February 1918.

He returned to Australia in May 1919 and was discharged on 17 August 1919.

In 1920 Sidney married Catherine County in Wollongong, NSW and together they raised 7 children.  He worked for Public Works Department at Port Kembla after the War and the family were living at Coniston, NSW.

Sidney died in 1961 and is buried in Wollongong Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: A471, 1761

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