|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1918|
|Death: ||May 18, 1942, Philippines|
DIED ON THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH
24 years old at death
Son of William R. & Lillian D. (Mathis) Carr. He was their eldest child. Brother to Lillian Florence, Estelle Mary, Atheldia Willadene & Wayne Robert.
His father William R. was a farmer, and William had spent most of his life helping his father on the farm. Rather than complete high school, he got a job as a car mechanic to help the family pay bills. He only spent a year in high school total.
With the conflict overseas becoming bigger, and the pay in the military better than what he was making, William decided to join up, and enlisted on Sept. 24,1940 (over a full year before Pearl Harbor) in the Army Air Corps at the rank of Pvt. He was 22 years old. He died just 1 year and 6 months later.
Grandson of Ella Carr-Bailey. Step-Grandson of William E. Bailey Jr. Nephew of John H. Carr & Oran Carr (who died at 9years of age).
2 of his nephews were named in his honor; Johnny Mural Rowe (son of William's sister Estelle, b.1945) & Lester Mural Carr 1956-1977 (son of William's brother Wayne)
Following Information provided by Kameron Amanda;
"in Sept 1948 the Army notified his parents that they were planning to return his body to Texas, and in Oct of that year he was returned and buried with the local VFW handling it."
William R Carr (1886 - 1957)
Lillian D Mathis Carr (1900 - 1990)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: D. Brown Love
Record added: Jan 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13064253