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Richard Carr-Gomm

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Richard Carr-Gomm

Person  Male  Born 2/2/1922  Died 27/10/2008

Categories: Armed Forces, Philanthropy

Countries: Germany

Army officer and charity founder. Born Richard Culling Carr-Gomm at Mancetter Lodge, Mancetter, near Atherstone, He.served in the army from 1939 to 1955, and was amongst the first troops to enter the Belsen concentration camp in April 1945. In 1954, he was deeply affected by evangelist Billy Graham's crusade in London and moved to a bedsit in the deprived area of Bermondsey. He founded the Abbeyfield and Carr-Gomm Societies, providing care and housing for disadvantaged and lonely people. Died in Batheaston, Somerset.

Presumably related to Hubert but we can't find the connection.

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