Monday, 12 November 2012
Acting Major Henry Carson
was born on 25th November 1919 of Ballykinlar, Clough, Co. Down. He was of Church of Ireland faith.
On 2nd May 1938 he joined Northern Bank at Head Office. Transfers followed to Raphoe (1938), Grafton Street (1939), Ball’s Branch (1939), Head Office (1939), Newtownards (1939) and Head Office (1940).
Carson was ‘Called up’ on 30th July 1940 and joined the Royal Irish Fusiliers with the rank of Fusilier. Promotion to Corporal (1943) and 2nd Lieutenant (1943) followed. He may also have served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers as Acting Major.
On 4th November 1946 Carson resumed duty with Northern Bank from Active Service. Transfers followed to Portrush (1949), Head Office (1949), Larne (1951), Ballyclare (1962) and Newtownards (1966).