Major Richard Colling Carr-Gomm OBE

Born1922 Mancetter, Warwickshire

Life Events

1957Married Susan Gibbs
1958Birth of daughter Anna Mary Carr-Gomm
1959Birth of daughter Elizabeth Dorothy Carr-Gomm
1964Birth of daughter Harriet Jane Carr-Gomm
1966Birth of son Adam Richard Carr-Gomm
1967Birth of son David Culling Carr-Gomm
2008Death of wife Susan Gibbs

Biography and Notes

Late Coldstream Guards, 3rd son of Mark Culling Carr-Gomm, late of Ockley Lodge, Keymer, Hassocks, Sussex. Educated at Stowe School and RMA Sandhurst.

Commissioned 1940, Coldstream Guards. Served in Second World War with Guards Tank Brigade in N.W. Europe and Middle East. Retired 1955. Croix-de-Guerre (bronze). Mentioned in despatches, twice wounded. Founded Abbeyfield Society 1956; Founded Carr-Gomm Society 1965 (Adviser); Founded Morpeth Society 1971 (Chairman). Author of Push on the Door autobiography, published by the Carr-Gomm Society Ltd. Bermondsey Dec. 1979.