Private Christopher Carson

 

Christopher Carson of Muckenagh, Co. Fermanagh, was born on 10 October 1888, son of a farmer and shopkeeper Christopher Carson and Mary Carson (nee Wallace).

He enlisted in the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron (No. UD/80) in late October 1914, embarking for France with the squadron on 6 October 1915. 

In June 1916 the squadron became part of the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment.  In August 1917 this regiment was dismounted and absorbed into the 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Carson received No. 41076 and was posted to A Company. 

Carson was made prisoner of war near Roye on 27 March 1918, one of the many captured during the German spring offensive. His repatriation from Germany was reported in the Belfast News-Letter of 2 January 1919.

On 20 March 1919 he was transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve. After the war he applied for a land grant under the Irish Land (Provision for Sailors and Soldiers) Act 1919 - his address at the time was Corr, Monea, County Fermanagh.

 

 

Carson was also entitled to a 1914-15 Star. The whereabouts of this medal is unknown.

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