Edwin Rubin Carr

Memorial: Badminton Memorial Hall - Hayes Lane

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Private 5179798

Parents: Edward George and Jane Louisa Carr

Marital status: Married

Home address: Didmarton

Date of birth: 1909

Date of death: 27/05/1940

Buried/Commemorated at: Cassel Communal Cemetery Extension, Cassel France. Commemorated on St Michael’s and all Angels Memorial Badminton

Age: 31

Further information:

Edwin was the 2nd youngest child of 7 children and his father was a farm labourer. He married Gladys Lowe, of Kingsdown Bristol, in 1933 and had 5 children. Sadly, his elder brother Albert was also a WW2 casualty. Edwin was in France with the British Expeditionary Force when on May 25th the 2nd Glosters reached the town of Cassel which was part of the Dunkirk-Cassel-Hazebrouck line. They had been instructed to hold the western half of the town, along with the 1st Bucks, at all costs, to allow the B.E.F. to be evacuated from Dunkirk. On 27th May the battalions came under heavy German attack and were surrounded. Those that were not casualties were forced to surrender.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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