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Jack Carr

Servicenumber : 4397327
Rank : Corporal
Regiment : Border Regiment
Unit : 1st (Airborne) Battalion
Date of Death : 25-09-1944
Age : 22
Grave : Plot 17. Row A. Grave 15.
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 september 1944. 
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. 
Picture: 14-09-2016
 
Picture: 19-09-2016
 
Sources: Website CWGC, article in The Keighley News (21 october 1944), 'When Dragons Flew' and Roll of Honour

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