Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Final Salute as Jolly Jack Laid to Rest ; He Was Survivor of Battle of Arnhem War Hero Led Parade on Remembrance Day

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

A Final Salute as Jolly Jack Laid to Rest ; He Was Survivor of Battle of Arnhem War Hero Led Parade on Remembrance Day

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ASECOND world war hero who was among Manchester's last survivors of the notorious Battle of Arnhem has been laid to rest.

Great-grandfather of 17 Jack Carr, 95, died on Easter Monday at his Newall Green home.

Known as 'Jolly Jack', he was awarded five bravery medals and led last year's Manchester Remembrance Day parade.

He was part of the Dunkirk evacuation and was taken prisoner at the Battle of Arnhem, before escaping under a turnip truck.

He was also the bantamweight boxing champ of the 1st Airborne Division.

Yesterday, Jack's coffin was welcomed by the Parachute Regiment Association Standard bearers and exparatroopers, as well as ex- members of the Reme regiment and a veteran SAS soldier.

More than 60 people, including family, friends and soldiers past and present attended his funeral at Southern Cemetery, followed by a drink at the George and Dragon in Altrincham.

Among them were his son Alan, daughter in law Angela, and Tracy Hineson, 40, who serves in the Royal Navy and read a poem entitled 'My Grandad, My Hero'. …

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