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Carter, James Ernest

Private James Ernest Carter


Born 10th October 1887 Launceston Tasmania the son of James and Anne Editha Carter (nee Goodyer) a railway porter who embarked Melbourne 27th September 1915 on board “HMAT Hororata” with the 12th Infantry Battalion.


He was serving with the 52nd Battalion when he was killed in action 3rd September 1916 in France and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France

Mrs. E. Mickleborough of Abbott Street Launceston received word through the Rev. H. H. Jeffs that her brother, Private James E. Carter 52nd (late 12th) Battalion who was reported missing on September 4, 1916 was killed in action on that date. Private Carter had been previously mentioned for gallantry in bringing in wounded men and was congratulated by Major-General Cox.

A letter from one of his comrades said:-"Although Jim was hit four times he still fought bravely until he was struck by a bullet from a German machine gun; then he never moved again"

Prior to enlisting Pte Carter was employed at the railway.

The Examiner 24th May 1917






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