Ernest Kenneth CARTER

Regimental number556
Date of birth--/09/1895
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
AddressWoodstock Road, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Ellen Carter, Woodstock Road, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF15
Promotion date: 16 March 1916


Unit: INF15
Promotion date: 5 December 1916


Unit: INF15
Promotion date: 25 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre

Recommendation date: 25 May 1917

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of the leading wave of an attack. He led his men with great ability under very difficult conditions to the capture of the objective, and consolidated the captured position with great skill. He was responsible for guiding the battalion direct to its objectives in a dense fog, and showed great gallantry and good leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal