Carr, Angus Montgomery Dingwall

Born on 23rd June 1918, son of Major Percy Wykeham King Carr MC (F 1897-1899) and Christine Mary Carr, daughter of Charles Lang Huggins JP., he entered his father’s house, Southgate House, in 1931.  He was a natural footballer, but a serious accident cut short his school career.  He left in 1934 and tried to gain entry to Sandhurst but was judged medically unfit and took a commission in the Special Reserve of the Seaforth Highlanders.

After war broke out he was just fit enough to be given a regular commission in the Seaforth Highlanders but was again judged unfit for infantry work.     Throughout the war he had to struggle against ill health but he always returned “to try” as he put it “to do his job properly”.  In 1940 he transferred to a Glider Pilot Regiment and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1941.  He served with the Parachute Regiment in Tunisia but was invalided back to England.    He transferred back  to the Glider Pilot Regiment and was promoted to Captain in 1944.  He married Veronica Snadden, daughter of R Macnair Snadden MP  in January that year.

In the huge airborne attack which accompanied the British Rhine crossings on 24th March 1945 his glider was shot down by anti-aircraft fire at Hemminkeln.    He lies in grave 40.A.1 of the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

War: World War 2

  • Surname: Carr
  • Forenames or initials: Angus Montgomery Dingwall
  • House: F
  • Years in School: 1931-1934
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders (attached to Glider Pilot Regiment)
  • Date of Birth: 23rd June 1918
  • Date of Death: 24th March 1945
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Inner G2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery: Grave 40.A.9