Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Henry Carr

Lieutenant- Colonel Charles Henry Carr served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War One and in what was then India in 1919. He is entitled to the 1914 Star, the British War medal, The Victory Medal and the India General Service Medal clasp North-West Frontier 1919.

He was born on 20th September 1873 inYoughal, County Cork

March 21st, 1898: He registered for the first time as a surgeon. He graduated from the University of Dublin

May 30th, 1900: He was promoted Lieutenant

1901-1902: He served in West Africa

May 30th 1903: Promoted Captain

1903-1908: He served in India

1911 United Kingdom Census: Married to Edith France Carr and they had no children. He was living in Handover, Hampshire.

May 30th 1912: Promoted Major and he was stationed at the Commanding Station Hospital in Jullunder, India.

1914: His son, Charles B. Argaville DeVoeux, was born that year. He was married with Edith Frances Carr.

August 17th 1914: He disembarked in France.

August 9th 1915: He arrived from England.

1916 : At St David’s Military Hospital Malta.

May 2nd 1917 Mobilised St David’s Military Hospital as No 62 General Hospital, and brought its strength to war time establishment.

July 4th: He embarked for Salonika in command of No 62 General Hospital on the HMTS Ship Abbassieh which sailed out of the Grand Harbour escorted by HMS Aster and HMS Azalea. Both escorts struck mines eleven miles out of Malta, and HMTS Abbassieh returned to Malta and anchored at Marsaxlokk Harbour.

July 6th: HMT Ship Abbassieh with Nos 61, 62, and 64 General Hospitals sailed out of Marsaxlokk Harbour escorted by two destroyers. The staff was given their first inoculation against cholera.

July 11th: Appointed Acting Lieutenant-Colonel. HMTS Abbassieh arrived at Suda Bay Crete on 9 July, where all the staff were issued with quinine grs X, as prophylaxis against malaria. They arrived at Salonika Harbour, on 11 July 1917. All the women and doctors were transferred to the hospital ship Llandovery Castle.

January 1918: He was serving as Officer Commanding the 62nd General Hospital in Italy when he applied for the 1914 Star in January 1918

April 7th: Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel

January 1920: He was at the Nowshera British Station Hospital in Peshawar, India

September 20th 1928: He was put on Retired Pay

1943 May 31st: His son, Charles B. Argaville DeVoeux, was killed in an accident while serving with to the York and Lancaster Regiment but attached to the 6th Bn The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment

He died 25th December 1961 in Worthing, Sussex

If you know additional information on this gentleman, please leave me a comment so I can add the information to his small biography.

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  • gpcox  On 2012/12/18 at 05:43

    My mother’s family was from St. Kitts, so I love to see British history.

  • J. G. Burdette  On 2012/12/18 at 10:16


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    If not, then please just think of it as a compliment. You’ve provided me with a wonderful wealth of information.

  • J. G. Burdette  On 2012/12/18 at 10:18

    gpcox, that’s interesting! Alexander Hamilton’s parents met on St. Kitts.

  • Medic  On 2012/12/18 at 12:42

    Many of the men and women here are British or British-born citizen who later moved to Canada. At that time citizenship was something much more fluid than it is today

  • Medic  On 2012/12/18 at 12:44

    Thank you for that, when you put information like we do on the net although it is interesting for me, I always wonder how many person also think this information is interesting too

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