VX41567 Howard Hammond Carr

Date of birth1899-08-04 Ballarat VIC 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1917-07-01   
Interwar Service 1  1917-07-01 - 1921-06-14  OR 71st battalion 
Interwar Service 2  1921-06-15  lieutenant 8th battalion 
Date commissioned  1921-07-15   
Interwar Service 3  1924-09-20  captain 
Interwar Service 4  1926-06-23  46th battalion 
Interwar Service 5  1933-07-11  major 
Interwar Service 6  1938-11-01  lieutenant colonel commanding officer 
Appointment  1938-11-01 - 1940-07-26  Battalion: 46th; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: major 46th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: new command -infantry battalion: Australian Imperial Force battalion 
Interwar Service 7  1938-11-30 - 1938-12-09  course company comma 
Career summary 2  1940-06-26  enlisted 2AIF 
Career summary 3  1940-07-01  seconded as commanding officer 2/22nd battalion 
Appointment  1940-07-01 - 1942-03-25  Battalion: 2/22nd; Rank on appointment: lieutenant colonel; Appointed from: commanding officer 46th battalion ; Reason for end of appointment: deemed medically unfit for duty: suffering from various tropical diseases after escape from Rabaul. battalion captured. 
Career summary 4  1941-03-28  arrived Rabaul 
Career summary 5  1941-09-18  ED 
Career summary 9  1942-03-25  Returned to Australia (Cairns) 
Career summary 10  1942-05-15  relinquished command 2/22nd battalion 
Career summary 11  1942-05-15 - 1943-01-14  seconded RAAF Ground Defence Training and Advice 
Career summary 12  1943-01-15  attached Headquarters Vic Lines of Communication Area 
Career summary 14  1943-02-02  assistant adjutant and quarter master general 1 Lines of Communication Sub Area (Qld) 
Career summary 13  1943-03-28  course Land Headquarters Tactical School (senior Offr) #4 1177 Feb 
Career summary 15  1945-12-03  relinquish assistant adjutant and quarter master general 1 Lines of Communication Sub Area 
Career summary 16  1946-01-14  officer commanding TP Trains Headquarters Vic Lines of Communication 
Career summary 17  1946-08-08  relinquish officer commanding Troop Trains Vic Lines of Communication Area 
Career summary 18  1946-09-07  Reserve of Officers 
Career summary 8    I was asked to decide whether he was fit to return to duty and stated that I was of the opinioon that he certainly was nnot, and would not be for at least six months, and possibly considerably more.' sgn A. Cangar(?) Major AAMC 
Career summary 7    'This is to certify that, while acting as Area Medical Officer, Cairns on the 28th March, 1942, I examined VX41567 lieutenantcolonel H. Carr then of the 2/22nd battalion . He had just arrived in Cairns by boat, having escaped from Rabaul. He was in very bad condition and suffering from clinical malaria, tinea of both feet, tropical ulcers of both legs and debility. 
Career summary 6    Escaped from Rabaul, slip of paper (Headquarters Qld LoofC Area Memo 88417 of 8/10/45. Registry File C/9084) in service dossier reads: 
Career summary 1    commanding officer 46th battalion  

Cadet Service: 1 Jul 13-30 Jun 17 (Cdt 2lieutenant from 24 Sep 16); Occupation: Civil Servant