Carr, Leslie MC


War Service:
Capt. Leslie Carr, MC, 1st Bn. London Regt., 167 Bde., 56th Division, (and sometime attached 4th Bn. South Staffordshire Regt.) died of wounds 27th April 1918, aged 21.

Citation for Leslie George Carr's MC reads as follows:
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He remained behind with his Lewis gun till his company had taken up a new position, covering the withdrawl and inflicting heavy losses on the enemy at close range. On each occasion, when he rejoined his company, he immediately reorganised and gave battle. During the whole operation he showed great ability and coolness under very difficult conditions.' Supplement to the London Gazette, 26th July 1918

Citation for the bar:
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile attack, when, with two companies, he held on to a position and covered the retirement of the battalion until it was complete. With great skill he then withdrew his men through a gap in the enemy's lines, and succeeded in rejoining the battalion without the loss of a man. (M.C. gazetted 26th July, 1918.)' Supplement to the London Gazette, 16th September, 1918:

He is buried and remembered in plot VII. B. 42, Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Mary’s church, Lewisham.

He was the son of Charles Thomas and Eliza Ann Carr, of 97, Inchmery Rd., Catford, London.

Contributed By: Mark Sutherland great-nephew.

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