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
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