William Carr

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CARR, William

Service no: Depot [1]

Place of birth: Parkes, 10 June 1890

Address: Arthurville, via Wellington

Occupation: Farm labourer

Next of kin: Ellen Carr (mother), Brocklehurst, via Dubbo

Date of enlistment: 3 April 1918

Place of enlistment: Orange

Age at enlistment: 27

Fate: Attended camp at Liverpool. Discharged 14 October 1918 in consequence of expiration of period of enlistment.

William Carr was one of nine known Aboriginal servicemen with a connection to Orange. Born in Parkes in 1890, Carr was working as a labourer in Orange when he enlisted in April 1918.

He proceeded to Liverpool camp, where he passed his riding test and undertook musketry training. Carr was discharged in October 1918.

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