Edward Lionel Knivet Augustus Carr
At Flushing on 1st November 1944 the LCA in which Captain Carr and the Mortar Section were landing , struck an anti-landing mine and was sunk. Despite heavy fire from both flanks Captain Carr extricated himself and his men and then returned with a small party to wreck and salvaged the mortars. This he accomplished with complete disregard to his enemy fire and after setting up the mortars went forward to make contact with his machine-gun section. This was a very exposed position in the heart of the town, and closely engaged ny a considerable force of the enemy. The machine-gun section officer having become a casualty, Captain Carr himself took command and maintained the section position through the next 24 hours, during which contact with other troops was cut by an enemy counter-attack, and the machine-gun section position heavily pressed. By his outstanding courage and devotion in holding this vital point, the forming up and further operations of the follow up troops were made possible.
London Gazette 22.03.45.