Civilians parade after joining up after war declared
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|Subject||Carr, Charles Woodward|
|Title||Civilians parade after joining up after war declared|
|Notes||Photograph printed in Gloucester, and sent as a postcard 13 October 1914, almost all of rear of postcard obscured by glue etc. from an album.|
Charles W. Carr's son Tony Carr and daughter Gill Porter remember that Charles worked for the family firm 'The Famous' gents outfitters/department store, apprenticed when war broke out. (He was born in Gilwern, South Wales, 23 June 1892, and went to school in Hereford - Clyde House School). Somewhere in the photograph is Charles Carr, who according to his son (Tony Carr) with his friends linked arms and marched together down the street to join-up on the day war was declared. A lot of Dad's friends were killed on the same day that he was wounded - when the 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment attacked Pond Farm during the battle of Paschendale, August 1917.
Part of large collection of photos and memoribilia relating to Serjeant 3091 (later 240965) Charles Woodward Carr, 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment - kept by Mrs Gill Porter and Mr Tony Carr of their father.
|Item Date||4th August 1914|
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Tony Carr|