Captain Oswald Carr

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St Alban the Martyr Garrison Church

The Packway




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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Bronze
Lettering: Incised
  • New Zealand Wars (1843-1870)
About the memorial: Relocated from Woolwich Garrison to Larkhill and erected on the Memorial Wall outside St Alban the Martyr Garrison Church. Captain Oswald Carr is buried in Wairoa District, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (see Find a Grave #234493786) and is also commemorated on a grave stone in Eskdale Cemetery, Eskdale, Hastings District, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (see Find a Grave #221638391).
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I.M. Oswald Carr, Captain (Half Pay) in Royal Artillery, son of Ralph Carr Esq, of Hedgeley, Northumberland and of Dunston Hill, County Durham (Afterwards Ralph Carr Ellison of Hebburn Hall in the latter County). He served in the wars of 1857 & 1860 against China and was present at the capture of Canton. He was killed at the age of 31 on 8 Aug 1868 at the Ruaki Ture River, New Zealand when acting as Staff Officer to the Colonial Forces under Colonel Whitmore against the insurgent Maoris. Interred at scene of action. Walk as children of Light proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. Ephesians V.8.10. Theodore Carr. His brother Major in Royal Artillery born 22 Dec 1859. Died 24 November 1883 and was interred in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin. "Deal though with me O Lord God, according unto thy name for sweet is thy mercy". Psalm CIX 20. This tablet is erected by their surviving brothers and sisters.

Oswald Carr

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