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Regimental number1934
Place of birthWoodford Queensland
AddressStation Street, Nundah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Edward Carter, Station Street, Nundah, Queensland
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Rendered valuable services as gunner, showing conspicuous courage and devotion to duty on 6 May 1917.
Recommendation date: 10 May 1917

Military Medal

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Meteren on 19 April 1918 to 1 May 1918.
Recommendation date: 14 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the tour of duty of his Company in the line at METEREN 19th April 1918, to 1st May, 1918, Sergeant CARTER did splendid work. While a night relief of sections was being conducted the enemy heavily shelled the Company area, and both Officers of his Section were killed. He immediately took charge of the section and notwithstanding the shell fire, by skilful leadership he successfully completed the relief without further casualties. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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