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George Louis CARTER

Regimental number1062
Place of birthWarnertown, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressPort Pirie West, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 7.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Carter, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets (3 years); Light Horse (3 months)
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1062A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Discharge date19 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria, ex-Mudros, 10 January 1916.

Found guilty, 2 February 1916, of being absent without leave from 0930 hours, 30 January 1916, until 2130 hours, 31 January 1916: awarded 48 hours' detention, and forfeits 2 days' pay by Royal Warrant.

Found guilty, 19 February 1916, of being absent from parade: awarded 3 days' confined to camp.

Evacuated to hospital, 10 March 1916; admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance, 11 March 1916, and transferred to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, the same day (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged to duty, 20 March 1916.

Admitted to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 23 March 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged to unit, 27 March 1916.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 5 April 1916; taken on strength of 32 Bn, Ferry Post, 6 April 1916, and allotted the Regimental Number 1062A.

Found guilty, 29 April 1916, of issuing an order without authority from the NCO in charge of the parade: award, admonished.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 8 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 20 July 1916 (gunshot wound, left leg); transferred to England, 21 July 1916; to No 2 Northern General Hospital, Beckett's Park, Leeds, 22 July 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 August 1916; discharged, and marched into No 1 Command Depot, Harefield, 4 September 1916.

Marched into 8th Training Bn, Larkhill, 18 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 October 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 24 October 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 25 October 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 29 March 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 8 April 1917.

Promoted Lance Sergeant, 5 June 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 4 July 1917.

Detached to 1st Anzac School for Infantry Course, 25 August 1917; rejoined unit, 2 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 30 October 1917; rejoined unit, 11 November 1917.

Deatched to Training Bn in England, 31 December 1917, and placed on supernumerary list the same day; marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, 2 January 1918.

On Command at Rifle and Lewis Gun School, Tidworth, 16 January 1918; rejoined 15th Training Bn, Codford, 16 February 1918.

Marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 11 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 April 1918; marched into New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples, 24 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 26 April 1918; rejoined 32nd, 10 May 1918.

Detached to General Headquarters Course, 10 August 1918; rejoined unit, 18 September 1918.

On leave to Paris, 5 December 1918; rejoined unit, 13 December 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 28 December 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Tras-os-montes', 7 April 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 20 May 1919; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 19 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 May 1965
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARTER George Louis

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