Ronald Alfred Carr, son of Frederick and Kate Carr, of Chiswick, London, enlisted into the General Service Corps. He later transferred into The Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Carr successfully completed Glider training and was posted to 12th (Airborne) Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment. He took part in the 6th Airborne Division response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during the winter of 1944-5.
Pte Carr was killed in action on 9 January 1945, aged 21. He was given a field burial in Bure, Tellin and later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 20 May 1947.
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