|Place of birth||Armidale, New South Wales|
|Address||c/o Mrs Dunkin, Eastwood, Armidale, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Dunkin, near Racecourse, Eastwood, Armidale, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the Militia.|
|Place of enlistment||Randwick, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Bugler|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Statement, Red Cross File No 0700602F, 391 Corporal J. COLAN, 2nd Bn, 27 January 1916: 'Witness says he knew Cyril Carter, who was first attached to B Co from another coy as a bugler, and was afterwards taken on as a private. Witness did not actually see him killed, but says it was unanimously agreed that he fell early in the days on 25.4.15, somewhere to the head and to the left of Shrapnel Gully.'
Second statement, 387 Sergeant J. CURRAN, B Company, 2nd Bn, 8 February 1916: 'Witness last saw Carter on the peninsula on the 26th April. He was on water fatigue, and was getting water. Witness heard subsequently that he was a prisoner at Constantinople. He was told this by Pte J.W. Goliger, No 400, B Coy, 2 A.I.F., who was recently working as cook at Tel el Kebir.' Note by interviewer: 'This witness in my opinion is very reliable. He appeared to me to believe all he said and had a particularly good memory for numbers and other details.'
Third statement, 467 Pte A. SIMPSON, B Company, 2nd Bn, 8 March 1916: 'Witness knew a man named Carter in B Co, 2nd Btn. He was quite young, witness thinks about 21. He was a bugler once but not in the Btn. He came from Sydney. He was killed on the Tuesday after the landing, that is on 27/4/15, at Brown's Hill. Witness saw him dead on the ground.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CARTER Cyril Keith
Red Cross File No 0700602F