The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Carr
First Name:
John Murray
Nick Name:
Jack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX15690
Company:
‘B‘ Company 8 Platoon
Enlisted:
11.08.1941
DOB:
13.01.1915
Place of Birth:
Katanning, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Augustine Carr
Mothers's Name:
Evelyn Mary Carr (nee Beard)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Maltster‘s Labourer
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row J, Grave 48, Age 28.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adams Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand S battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Konyu II, Hintok,
POW#:
4/5977 & 8766
Cause of Death:
Cerebral Malaria and Beri-Beri (evacuated to Tarsau)
Place of Death:
Tarsau Base Hospital
Date of Death:
23.07.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 51, No. 2 Cemetery, Tarsau

General Description

Jack Murray born Katanning 1913, enlisted AIF 11 Aug 1941 and soon after joined 2/4th MGB’s ‘B’ Company 8 Platoon.
He was the son of John Augustine Carr (born New Zealand) and Evelyn Mary Beard of Northam who married 1909.  Jack was one of three sons and four daughters who lived their formative years at Katanning before the family moved to Perth.
Jack married 1937 to Emily Maude Hough.  There were no children to this marriage.
In the 1943 Electoral Roll Jack resided Elizabeth Street, North Perth and his parents were at 10 Blake Street.  Carr (Snr) gave his occupation as Business Representative.  In Katanning he represented Scott & Son, suppliers of agricultural equipment.

Jack’s father lead a life of wide interests.  See Below.

A.J. Carr – Jack’s father died November 1945 – he would have learnt his son had died of illness in Thailand during 1943.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.  Photograph taken January 2018

 

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Below:  1901 – Carr (Snr) was residing at Norseman.

 

 

 

 

Below:  We find evidence the Carr family have left Katanning.

 

Ruth Beard, grandmother to Jack died in 1936.

 

 

 

Below:  Ted Beard was brother to Jack’s mother ‘Eve’.

 

Below:  Jack Carr’s father died November 1945.

 

Jack’s mother died in 1961.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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