• 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