1. Memorial:Lijssenthoek Military CemeteryII.A.28
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.118
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour49D GQS

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Family :

Son of Thomas and Mary Anne Carr (nee Davison) of Chilton Moor, Fence Houses Co. Durham.

Education & Career :

1911 - Apprentice - Mining - 6th Pit Lumley

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 172 Tunnelling Coy RE 

First employed in the Bluff/St Eloi areas at Ypres. Focused on the Bluff when 175th Company extended its area to Hill 60 in July 1915. Relieved 181st Company in Rue du Bois area in March 1916, but soon moved back to the Bluff. Moved to Neuville St Vaast/Vimy in April 1916. March 1918 saw the Company working on a new defensive line on the Somme, near Bray St Christophe. It fought as emergency infantry near Villecholles, and carried out a fighting retreat. In April 1918, troops of the Company fought a large fire in Amiens.

Action : Actions in Spring 1916 

Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.

Detail :

Hugh CARR was a native of Houghton le Spring. The CWGC record shows that he was serving with 172 Coy Royal Engineers. We think this was 172nd Tunnelling Company which were engaged at the Bluff, near Ypres. Died of wounds at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, whilst it was located at Remy Siding, Lyssenthoek, Belgium.

Probate record: CARR, Hugh of Chiltern Moor, Houghton le Spring, County Durhum - died 23 Jan 1916 at St. Eloi, Belgium. Administration Durham 19th May to Thomas Carr, Draper £382 9s. 10d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Bernard Gilpin No. 3076 E.C.Durham

15th April 1913
24th June 1913
18th November 1913

Lodge records show Hugh aged 21 in 1913 as an Apprentice when he was initiated into Bernard Gilpin Lodge No. 3076 at Hetton-le-Hole in 1913. Further shows his war service and the annotation "Died Jan 1916"

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