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PFC William K Carr

PFC William K Carr

Birth
New York, USA
Death 31 May 1945 (aged 18)
Germany
Burial Geneseo, Livingston County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 75403945 · View Source
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Son of Lawrence Carr.

William served as a Private First Class, Company A, 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided Geneseo, Livingston County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 5, 1944 in Rochester, New York. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.

He died as a result of a "Non Battle" related incident in Germany during the war.

Service # 42099649

Livingston Republican - Geneseo, NY - Dec 23, 1948

Lawrence Carr of this village received official word last week that the remains of his son, Private William K. Carr, who died May 31, 1945 in Essenbach, Germany, will be returned to this village in the near future for burial in St. Mary's cemetery.

Pvt Carr, born in Hoosick Falls, attended school from kindergarten through high school in Geneseo schools where he was active in sports and other school activities. He was a member of the cast of Mrs. Miniver, 1944 school play. While in high school he joined Company I of the New York guard and left this village on October 5, 1944 to enlist in the Army, training at Camp Blanding Fla before going overseas where he was a member of Gen. Patton's Fourth Armored Division.

In the official communication which Mr. Carr received from Major General J.A. Ulio, adjutant general of the army, on Tuesday June 26, 1945, it was stated that Pvt Carr had died on wounds sustained while he and a companion were examining a .32 caliber rifle which had accidentally discharged, inflicting the fatal wounds.

( Burial Location & Article found by: Anne Cady )


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 24 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75403945
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC William K Carr (4 Aug 1926–31 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75403945, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Geneseo, Livingston County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .