Thomas Carr papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection POW 012
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English German
  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs with negatives, press cuttings, postcards, maps, and printed material

Scope and Content

3 photographs, with negatives (25/26 Dec. 1914-12 July 1915); Curriculum vitae, including brief service records for the First and Second World Wars (n.d.); 2 press cuttings relating to T. E. A. Carr's capture (28 Mar. 1918, 6 Apr. 1918); Press cutting "The Joy of Freedom" by T. E. A. Carr [ca. 1918]; 2 maps of the Somme (1916); Manuscript report (27 Nov. 1918); 8 letters to his parents (28 Mar.-14 Nov. 1918); 4 postcards addressed to his father (25 Mar.-14 Dec. 1918); 4 Red Cross postcards to T. E. A. Carr (13 July-17 Oct. 1918); 2 theatre programmes (10 Nov. 1918, 15 Nov. 1918); Letter from King George V (1918); Typescript "Notes on the Northern Battles of the Somme" (15 July 1917); Telegram informing T. E. A. Carr's father that he is missing in action (26 Mar. 1918); 2 commission certificates (27 Sep. 1914, 28 Oct. 1915); Map of the main prison camps in Germany and Austria (n.d.); Diary (Jan. 1917-Dec. 1918); Photocopied papers relating to India (1914-1915); 2 German cards (n.d.); 11 German picture postcards (n.d.); Supplement to 59th Divisional Record, 1915-1918 (Aug. 1931).

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Edmund Ashdown Carr (b. 1883 at Hexham, Northumberland) was educated at Lancing College and Guy's Hospital, University of London. As Captain, later Major, RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps), he served in India and Ireland. Later, he was attached to the 2nd/7th Sherwood Foresters and served on the Western Front. He was captured, 21 Mar. 1918, and held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Limburg and Langensalza, near Thurengen. He served in France, the Pacific, and India during the Second World War.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs Haysey (daughter). See Research Correspondence File.


In English and German

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