It was great to see the news story and photo about Pte Oliver Carr(my great grandfather). I already knew quite a lot about his war record but hadn't seen the newspaper item before. I know that his name is also on the colliers' memorial in Pendlebury.
Date of Death:07/06/1917
Regiment/Service:Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 2.
Cemetery:WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY
What is the source of the news story? I couldn't see that anywhere. Is the line down the middle of the photo present on the original (microfiche?).
Anyone have any other info about Oliver, it would be welcome.
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The newspaper article was found in the Eccles and Patricroft Journal, published on the 13/07/1917. Yes the image was taken from a microfilm that is available at the Salford Local History Library. If you call them they may be able to get you a clearer image as I know that they have invested in a microfilm scanner that can clean up images.
As an ex member of the Royal Irish Regiment , it is always sad to read the details of a soldier killed in action who wore the same capbadge as me. The next time I'm at St Marys I will place a poppy on the Roll of Honour in memory