Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fab Feb Photo Collage - Day 27

George Henry Charles Carrett III and Charles Arthur Stanley Carrett in France c 1917/1918

Now isn't this dreadful - I'm not sure which is which.

I suspect George Henry Charles is the one on the right.   Let's have a look at a close up of his face at Millie's wedding photo again...

George Henry Charles Carrett at Millie's wedding 1924
Tricky huh?

We might be able to reach better conclusions by looking at their service records on the NAA website.

Charles enlisted on 15 May 1916 at the age of 25.  At the time he was 5ft 71/4 inches with fair hair and blue eyes - a bricklayer turned Gunner.  

He was wounded in a field in France a year later.

George enlisted 8 May 1916 at the age of 37 standing 5 foot 7 and 3/4 inches with brown to grey hair and grey eyes.  A builder turned driver.

So...I was wrong....George is on the left.  

I'm not sure exactly when this photo was taken 1917 or 1918.  

Don't you wish they were alive today to tell us what they were up to and where they had been?

George died 27 December 1953 at the age of 74.  According to his death certificate he died at the State Hospital and Home at Lidcombe.  Before that he had been living at 71 Ewart Street Dulwich Hill.  He was a builder and had been born in Dubbo to George Henry Charles Carrett -another builder.  George's mother's name was Daisy Stores.  He married Daisy Taylor at the age of 23.  Children alive at the time of his death were Ethel 49, George H.C. 47, Daisy 47, Irene 45, Oswald S. 43 and Nora 39.  The 1 female deceased would have been Millie.  His son Oswald of Wombyne Street, Gilgandra was the informant.  George was cremated at Rookwood 29 December according to the rites of the Church of England.

Charles died in 1964.

I think this must be the last photo we have of George.  He is shown here with his wife Daisy Mildred and daughter Daisy Minnie.


Kristin said...

They look like there was more than 1/2 inch difference in their heights, don't they?

Alex Daw said...

Do you know Kristin - I thought the same thing!! Is one standing on a box or was the measuring stick out at the recruitment centre?