Carr William Leslie Lt 228613

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Name Carr William Leslie
Army number 228613
Rank Lt
Date of birth Born Northumberland 1921.
Age 23 at the time of his death.
Unit Attended 165 OCTU. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 14/3/1942. Posted 11th Bn DLI 14/3/1942. Served Normandy. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Posted 6th Bn DLI 21/9/1944. Posted 9th Bn DLI 1/12/1944. Wounded and evacuated 8/12/1944. DIED of WOUNDS sustained on 8/12/1944 with 9th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Company/Battery Support Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit 6th (Pioneer) Platoon.
Task or role Duty Officer, Platoon Commander with effect from 14/3/1943.
Joined Brigade 14-Mar-42.
Promotions W/S Lt 1/10/1942.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action DIED of WOUNDS 08-Dec-44.
Home address Resident of Northumberland. Son of William Stanley Carr and Elizabeth Dora Carr, of Ashington, Northumberland. B.A. (Dunelm): King's College. Buried Grave K 1 Sittard War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH. 2 TIMOTHY IV. 7". Commemorated Ashington War Memorial.
Source table 11DLI

To see the North East War Memorials Project file on the Ashington War Memorial which bears Lt Carr's name please click [here]

To read his entry on the "Every Name a Story" Section of the NEWMP Website please click here to find the page, which includes links to other Memorials on which he is commemorated.