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Edward Percival CARTER

Regimental number2385
Place of birthBeaufort, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBookbinder
Address3 Henry Street, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mildred Ann Carter, 3 Henry Street, Windsor, Victoria
Enlistment date2 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 16 May 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the tour of duty of this Battalion in the trenches East of BULLECOURT, 9th-13th May, and particularly during the attack on the morning of the 12th, Private Carter did most valuable and courageous work. The Battalion sustained 241 casualties in 3 days it well be seen that the work of the S.B.s was very arduous. This man worked incessantly night and day. He volunteered to go out into No Man's Land in broad day light to try and rescue a wounded man of the 60th Battalion. This he accomplished under heavy fire. After 3 days and nights of constant labor in hot weather the battalion was relieved. On the way back he heard that one of our men had been left behind wounded. Although exhausted he immediately volunteered to return to bring the man in. On the way he collapsed from sheer exhaustion and some English Stretcher Bearers finished the work for him. His splendid self sacrifice made most inspiring effect on his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

MM Bar


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 66
Date: 2 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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