Thursday, October 23, 2014

180740 George Arthur Carr, RAF

Chailey Parish Magazine notes in August 1918, that Cadet A Carr is serving with the RAF and this information is repeated until the final roll of honour is published in July 1919. 

George Arthur Carr was born on the 14th August 1900 in Oxshott, Surrey and enlisted in the RAF on the 17th July 1918. His surviving papers in AIR 79 note his next of kin as his aunt, Mrs E M Avery of The Mill, South Common, Chailey. He did not serve overseas and was transferred to the RAF reserve on the 21st December 1918.

In August 1919, the parish magazine’s report of peace celebrations in the village noted that Arthur Carr had come first in the obstacle race for soldiers and sailors. 

Chailey resident Reg Philpott remembers that, after the war, “Arthur Carr had the bakery down South Common near the Brickyard.  He was something to do with Avery the baker.”

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