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William CARTER

Regimental number4766
Place of birthPort Fairy, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Fairy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Carter, Hamilton Road, Port Fairy, Victoria
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the whole tour of duty in the front line near ZONNEBEKE Private CARTER showed very great coolness in tending the wounded under very heavy shell fire. On the night 1st October, 1917, after the Company had been relieved in the front line he returned with Private McKENZIE to bring out a wounded comrade despite a very heavy barrage from the enemy's artillery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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