Cyrus Stewart Carr

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file



Oct 8, 1895

Born at Brockville Ontario to Anson and Laura Ellen (nee Stewart) Carr.


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59142 (temporary number 48)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs A Carr (mother) of 16 Perth St, Brockville Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Barber

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company 

On attestation he gave his birth year as 1893, making him appear to be 2 years older than his actual age.


Feb 10, 1915

Admitted to the Kingston Military Hospital suffering from Convulsions.  He was discharged the same day.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer 

While in France, served as a Batman, first to then Lieut WM Nickle but when Lieut Nickle was invalided to England, Pte Carr became Batman to then Major Pense


Oct 30, 1915

Cyrus Carr’s friend Private Robert Deegan was in his dugout cleaning his rifle when an artillery shell made a direct hit and killed him instantly.  Cyrus acted as a Pall Bearer for his friend when he was buried


Mar 13, 1916

Admitted to No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with Influenza.  He was then transferred to the Divisional Rest Station at the No. 6 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment.


Mar 20, 1916

Discharged to duty from the CCS.


Sep 15, 1916

During the attack on the sugar refinery at Courcelette, he received shrapnel wounds to his shoulder and was first admitted to a CFA then transferred to the #44 CCS.


Sep 20, 1916

Private Carr died of his wounds at the No. 44 CCS. 

Puchervillers British Cemetery
Somme France

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. E. Carr, 80½ Pistle St., Brockville, Ontario. 

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Mr. A Carr, at the same address.



From the Brockville Evening Recorder
October 11, 1916


Cyrus Stewart Carr grew up in Brockville, Ontario, as did his friend Private Robert Deegan, and as noted in the newspaper articles, Pte Carr was with the burial party for Robert.  Through the efforts of the webmaster, they have been reunited through their medals as seen below

The Victory Medal is missing from Robert's set and the 1914-15 Star is missing from Cyrus Stewart Carr's set.  If you know of their location, please contact the webmaster

Cyrus Stewart Carr is also honoured and remembered on a plaque in
the St. Lawrence Anglican Church in Brockville, Ontairo

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