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Regimental number2590
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWood worker
Address19 Theiry Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs E R Carter, 19 Theiry Street, Drummoyne, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Coolness and skill as scout, greatly assisting Platoon. (Hermies 9 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 10 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At HERMIES, FRANCE, on 9th April 1917, Private CARTER was one of three scouts covering the advance of their platoon. They were held up by wire and subjected to machine gun fire from a trench 30 yards distant. They immediately opened fire and by their coolness and skill put the machine gun out of action and enabled their platoon to advance without oppossition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Date of death18 September 1959

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