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Thomas Garden CARTER

Place of birthBarraba New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressLinton, Upper Manilla, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Osgood Henry Carter, Linton, Upper Manilla, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name46th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For marked gallantry and leadership in a night operation west of Bellenglise, north of St. Quentin, on 18th-19th September 1918. With a handful of men he succeeded in capturing a large portion of the objective, taking many prisoners and machine guns. When a party of the enemy were holding out in rear of the position, he, with a couple of men, bombed along the trench, and, although severely wounded in this attack, he pushed on, capturing the position and many prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2nd Lt Arthur Osgood CARTER, 13th Bn, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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