Private Charles Carter

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

14 Oct 1915

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat worker


Frederick Impey, Clarendon Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

112 Hartley Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

At sea

Grave Location

Buried at sea

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 28th October 1915
Pte Charles Carter


Pte Charles Carter, 142, East Anglian Division Cyclist Corps, died of dysentery on October 14th, 1915, while returning from Gallipoli on board the hospital ship HMHS Assaye.

The only son of Mrs Elizabeth Carter, of 112 Hartley Road, Luton, he had enlisted in the 1/5th Bedfords but transferred to the Cyclist Corps earlier in 1915. He sailed for the Dardanelles at the same time as the 1/5th Bedfords.

In a letter to Pte Carter's mother, Chaplain Edward T. Clarke wrote: "Your son, Pte C. Carter, was brought on board this hospital ship suffering from a severe attack of dysentery. On October 13th he asked me to write to you as he was not strong enough to write himself.

"He was very weak, but we hoped he would get on all right. I am very sorry to say, however, that the next day he was much weaker, and he passed peacefully away on October 14th and was buried at sea when we were about half way between Malta and Gibraltar. It must, I know, be a severe blow to you, but it may comfort you to know that he died for a great and glorious cause."

Pte Carter was single and aged 27. Prior to the war had worked for straw hat manufacturer Mr Frederick Impey at 32 Clarendon Road. As a machinist he had worked for several years for Messrs Cookson and Co., 7 Bute Street.


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Pte Charles Carter

Author: Deejaya

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