The AIF Project

Geoffrey Grant CARTER

Regimental number2641
Place of birthBlackburn England
ReligionChurch of England
Address126 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R B Carter, 126 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Date of death29 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery, Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Headstone inscription reads: 'In Loving Memory. Our dear comrade Geoffrey Grant Carter who died on 29th March 1917 from wounds received at Pozieres on 10th August 1916. Erected by Frank Fox and Truman Thompson On Active Service.' Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: Richard Beale CARTER (1863-1944; bu. Fremantle) and Lucy Agnes KILGRASTON (1868-1948; bu. Fremantle)
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1793 Pte Stanley CARTER, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 17 July 1915; 6015 Sapper Philip Grant CARTER, 17th Light Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Pozieres, France, 10 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.