Robert Manus Carr (commonly known as Bob) was born on 7th April 1959 in Quay St, Newry. His parents, Noel and Josie, lived in the ÓNeill Avenue area and they had one other child, Mary.
In the mid 70s Bob Joined a local unit of the IRA determined to fight for his country's freedom.
In March 1980, Bob was critically injured in a premature explosion at the Customs Post on the Dublin Road. He recieved terrible burns to his body from which he never recovered. He died on the 1st April, six days before his 21st Birthday.
News of his death came as a great shock to his family and friends. His family treasure his memories and his comrades remember him with pride.