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Frederick Carter

Frederick Carter

Frederick Carter

F. CARTER. M.I.D

49340, Sergeant, Frederick Carter, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, former number, 3161.

Born in 1887 at Macclesfield, son of William and Emma, (nee,Davenport), Carter. In 1901 the family were living in Wensleydale Street, Manchester.

Fred was educated at Christ Church School and then Duke Street School. On 29 February 1908, (leap year) Fred married Ann Gill, at St Albans Church, Macclesfield, and by 1911, Fred was working as an iron foundry moulder, living in Openshaw, Manchester.

When he enlisted, he was leaving at home a wife and three children, Alice, Ernest, Lilian.

Frederick attested at Macclesfield, 04/01/1915, and was living at 21, Union St, Macclesfield. Army medical records have him as a man of five feet five and half inches tall with a 35 inch chest measurement. Fred embarked for France from Southampton, 30/08/1916, arriving at Rouen the following day. His progress with promotion through the ranks was quite rapid, going from a Private, 10/09/1916, to the rank of Full Sergeant, 01/11/1917. On the 18/04/1918, he was mentioned by General Sir Herbert Plumer, in his despatch (Supp London Gazette 30/05/1918) for “gallant service and devotion to duty”. Fred died of gunshot wounds to his neck and spine which caused paralysis, in the 56th Casualty Clearing Station, France, Thursday, 22 August 1918, aged 31 years.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal and Mentioned in Despatches.

Ann, his widow, received a pension of £1.2s.1d per week for herself and the three children.

Sergeant, Frederick Carter is buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – IV. F. 21.

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