Enlisted 25 November 1939 and went overseas with 1st Battalion in 1939 embarking Halifax on 18 Dec 1939, disembarking at Gourock, Scotland 31 Dec 1939. In England he advanced in rank: Promoted L/Cpl 01 Jan 1940; A/Cpl 15 Jun 1941; Cpl 15 Jun 1941; A/Sgt 19 October 1942; Sgt 20 Jan 1943. Was sent to Canada and graduated from Officer Training in Brockville, November 1943 with rank of 2nd/Lieutenant and was released from service in 1945 as Captain.
Carr participated in the “Foray to France” when the battalion was sent to France two weeks after the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk. Arriving at Brest, France on 13 Jun 40 the battalion penetrated 300 km into France by train to Sable-sur-Sarthe where they were ordered to return. Taking the train at gunpoint they reached St. Malo, departing on 16 June for Southhampton, England. [to be completed once Service Records arrive]
NOK: William Carr – son
The above noted Service Number is that of my late father Edward Carr who served in the 48th Highlanders to my understanding through the entirety of WW11. He left the army at the end of the war either in 1945 or 1946 with the rank of Captain. He passed away at the age of 72 in1985