Full name William Nicol Carson
Born July 16, 1916, Gisborne
Died October 8, 1944, on board ship between Bari, Italy and Egypt (aged 28 years 84 days)
Major teams Auckland
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
Major Bill Carson, MC, died of wounds in the autumn, aged 28. A hard-hitting left-handed batsman for Auckland, he failed to show his best form during the tour of the 1937 New Zealand team in England, his best scores being 85 against Surrey in the first match and 86 at Northampton; he averaged only 19 for the whole tour and did not play in any of the Tests. In January of the previous home season he, making 290, shared in a world record third-wicket partnership of 445 with P. E. Whitelaw (195) for Auckland against Otago, at Dunedin.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack