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Surname: CARR

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Rimington, Yorkshire

Service No: 1826

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division

Age: 16

Date of Death: 1915-06-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 114 to 118.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Local War Memorial: GISBURN, YORKSHIRE



Additional Information:

John Carr was the son of John and Clara Carr, née Longbottom. John, senior, was born at Stopper Lane, Rimington and Clara at Pilley, Yorkshire.

1901 Rimington, Yorkshire Census: John Carr, aged 2 years, born Rimington, son of John and Clara Carr.

1911 Chatburn, Lancashire Census: Bridge House - Jack Carr, aged 12 years, born Rimington, Yorkshire, son of John and Clara Carr.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Carr, 1826, E. Lan. R. Theatre of War first served in: 2B [Balkans]. Date of entry therein: 9.5.15.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Carr, 1826, 1/4th East Lancs.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Carr, 1826, 1/4 Bn E. Lancs Regt. Date and Place of Death: 3.6.15. Gallipoli. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - John. £6 5s. 9d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: Pte John Carr, Regimental No. 1826. Date and cause of death: 12[sic].6.15. K. in A. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Clara Carr. Relationship to soldier: Mother. Deceased. Dependant: John Carr. Relationship to soldier: Father. Address 1. Bridge House, Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. Address 2. 30, Queen Street, Whalley, Blackburn. Address 3. The Caravan, Copster Green, Salesbury, Nr Blackburn, Lancs. Other soldier No. 6405, Harry Carr, 12th Lancers. No Payment.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

CARR, Jack, [Chatburn], aged 16, East Lancs., killed in Gallipoli June 5, 1915.


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division

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Surname: CARR

Forename(s): John

Born: Clitheroe, Lancs


Enlisted: Clitheroe

Number: 1826

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion: 1/4th Battalion


Died Date: 03/06/15

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Gallipoli


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Surname: CARR

Forename(s): John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 1826

Rank: Private

Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment

Unit: 1st/4th Bn.

Age: 16


Died Date: 03/06/1915

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Clara Carr, of 30, Queen St., Whalley, Blackburn.

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'Clitheroe Times' (18 June 1915)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)



Mr. and Mrs. John Carr, of Bridge End, Chatburn, have this morning received official information that their second son John was killed on June 12th while serving at the Dardanelles. He is about 18 years of age, and the first Chatburn lad to lose his life for his country. He was a private in the 4th East Lancashire (T.F.) Regiment and was a member of the Clitheroe company at the outbreak of war. Prior to going out to Egypt he was a platelayer on the L. and Y. railway.

'Clitheroe Times' (28 July 1916)

(Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman of Clitheroe and Dorothy Falshaw of Gisburn)


MEMORIAL SERVICE - At Chatburn Parish Church last night a service was held to the memory of Private William Marsden, who died in India from the effects of heat on July 4th, four days before his 24th birthday. There was a large congregation which included in addition to the parents and relatives of the deceased soldier several members of the V.T.C., under command of Mr. G.E. Robinson, the Chatburn Scouts, under Scoutmaster G.I. Robinson, the 2nd Rossedale [sic] Scouts (Scoutmaster Chase), and the 1st Barnoldswick Scouts (Assistant Scoutmaster Leman). The Vicar (Dr. Pinchin) conducted the services, Mr. L. King-Wilkinson reading the lesson. The burial sentences were chanted by the choir, who also sang with much effect the beautiful anthem 'Yea though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death' and the hymns 'Abide with me,' 'Lead Kindly Light' and 'On the Resurrection Morn' were sung. At the close of the service the Last Post was sounded followed by the Dead March and the National Anthem. During the course of his address Dr. Pinchin said that it was just over twelve months since they met in that church to do honour, all the honour they could, to Private John Carr. That night they met to do honour to Private Wm. Marsden, who as far as they could ascertain had died in India just four days before his 24th birthday. He was a lad who could not stand the heat and one could picture what the voyage across the ocean had been to him. Private Wm. Marsden had had a short life, an early death. It was only a few weeks before, when he left home for the last time, that he knew full well that he was leaving for the front, but lest it should upset the members of his family he had not told them. Surely that proved his bravery, consideration and unselfishness. They had come to express there deep sympathy with the relatives who had lost their dear one. Many present, no doubt, would be anxious about their own dear lads and wondering whether they would return safely back to their homes. They had to thank God and the parents and also the lads for the great sacrifice they were making. They were risking their lives that they at home may live more securely. Jack Carr and Wm. Marsden died for them. When a permanent memorial of those who had served was placed in that church there would be a long list of names. There would be a separate list of those who had fallen in the righteous cause. God grant that those two names might be the only ones on that list, but he (the preacher) feared it would contain more.



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25 June 1915


Official information was received by Mr. and Mrs. Carr, last week-end, that their son, Jack of the 4th Battalion East Lancashire (T.F.), had been killed in the fighting in Gallipoli Peninsular. He was only 16½ years of age, and according to a letter received from another Chatburn soldier, he was killed on June 5th, the day following the grand charge made by the 4th East Lancashires. He was shot through the head.

24 December 1915


Pte. Jack Carr, 4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, killed in Gallipoli on June 5th. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Carr of Chatburn, and was only 16½ years of age. He was shot through the head.

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