- Jack Carr was a son of Walter and Maggie
Elizabeth Carr, of Keighley, Yorkshire. He was married to Catherine
Peggy Carr, of Leyburn, Yorkshire.
- Before joining the army Jack Carr was employed
by the Keighley Co-operative Society, at their bakery department. He
took part in the landings of Sicily and Italy. At the time of his death
his parents reside at 43, Edensor Road, Keighley. His wife was serving
in the W.A.A.F.
- Jack Carr was reported missing in action on 22
- Jack Carr was buried in the Oostbeek War
Cemetery as an unknown soldier. His name is on panel 4 of the Groesbeek
Memorial, which commemorates by name more than 1000 soldiers who died
during the campaign in north-west Europe between the time of crossing
the Seine at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war in Europe,
and whose graves are not known.
- According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends
of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) Carr is known to have been killed
on 22 september 1944. He was buried by members of the Dutch Red Cross
near Van Borsselenweg, Oosterbeek on 2 october 1944.
- Eventually after more than 70 years his body
was identified by the Recovery and Indentification Service of the Royal
Netherlands Army and on 14 september 2016 Carr, together with 5 other
previously unidentified men of the Border Regiment received a
rededication service (pictures
of the service) and a named headstone was placed on his grave.