The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Frederick Herbert Carr

Frederick Herbert Carr served in France with the Royal Air Force, and died of influenza at home in 1918.

The information on Frederick Herbert Carr has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

Note that Ystradgynlais War Memorial records him as 'B Carr' for Bert, or Bertie.

NameFrederick Herbert Carr
Date of DeathFriday 13th December 1918
Place of DeathGlanrhyd, Ystradgynlais
Age at Death32
Unit and RegimentRoyal Air Force
RankPrivate 2nd Class
Service Number84099
Personal InformationBorn 4th August 1885 in Chileston Gloucestershire. Trade Coal washery attendant Attestation 7th June 1917 when aged 32. He was married 11th March 1911 in Keynsham, Somerset to Beatrice Annie (Beatrice Ann Hasell - Family Note). Wife listed as next of kin at 9 Graig Terrace, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais. Beatrice remarried George Bayliss in Neath 1921 but she died aged 35 in 1927
Grave  St. Cynog's cemetery, Ystradgynlais; special memorial South of church, old part, constructed of portland stone.  
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Family Details
Known SonsStanley Harold born 28th October 1915
Reginald Francis born 3rd September 1917
Known DaughtersViolet Beatrice born 6th May 1912
Grace born 30th May 1913

Frederick Herbert Carr
To the left is the grave in St. Cynog's.
The inscription reads:-

84099 2nd Private
F.H. Carr
Royal Air Force
13th December 1918

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 21st December 1918 :-

YSTRADGYNLAIS NEWS
A memorial service will take place on Sunday next at the English Congregational Church in memory of the late Pte. Herbert Carr, Glanrhyd, and Mr. Geo. Lee, Graig Terrace. The Revd. Edward Vaughan will officiate.


From the Labour Voice newspaper, 21st December 1918 :-

The death took place at Glanrhyd on Friday last after an attack of influenza, of Pte. Herbert Carr, who had only received his discharge a few days previously from the RAF. The deceased, before joining the colours, had been a deacon at the English Cong. Church, where he was held in high esteem. Mr. Carr was 32 years of age. The funeral took place at Ystradgynlais on Wednesday, the Revd. Edward Vaughan officiating. Mr. William Jones was the undertaker.


From the South Wales Voice newspaper, 18th April 1936 :-

SOLDIER'S GRAVESTONE
The Imperial War Graves Commissioners have placed a headstone near the spot where it is believed that Private F. H. Carr lies buried in the Ystradgynlais Parish Churchyard.
The stone bears the following inscription: "Buried near the spot, 81099 2nd Private F. H. Carr, RAF, 13th December 1918", together with the badge of the RAF.



FAMILY NOTE -

Beatrice Ann, the wife and widow of Bertie Carr was the brother of Henry Hasell who also died in WWI in 1916 and is commemorated on the Ystradgynlais War Memorial.

Another brother of Beatrice Ann CARR: Charles James HASELL died 1930 and with his wife Diana HASELL nee WILLIAMS who died 1970 was buried in Godre'rgraig Cemetery SECTION IIA R01 G19



 

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