Letter from Major C Charrington to Mrs C Carr re death of Leslie George Carr
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|Author||Charrington, C. W.|
|Subject||Carr, Leslie George|
|Title||Letter from Major C Charrington to Mrs C Carr re death of Leslie George Carr|
|Notes||This letter, dated May 13th 1918, is from Major CW Charrington to Mrs C Carr (my great grandmother) of Lewisham, expressing his sympathy over the death of her son Captain Leslie George Carr, MC and Bar(my great uncle), aged 21.|
The citation for Leslie George Carr's MC read as follows:
Supplement to the London Gazette, 26th July 1918:
'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.'
Citation for the bar:
Supplement to the London Gazette, 16th September, 1918:
'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.)'
Capt. Leslie Carr, 1st Bn. London Regt., 167 Bde., 56th Division, (and sometime attached 4th Bn. South Staffordshire Regt.) died of wounds 27th April 1918, and is buried in plot VII. B. 42, Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
|Item Date||13th May 1918|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Mark Sutherland|