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Lavington Lewis CARTER

Regimental number1260
Date of birth--/09/1890
Place of birthDerby, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address13 Pine Street, Lansdowne Crescent, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs C M Carter, 13 Pine Street, Lansdowne Crescent, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5953
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 20 October 1917


Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 8 April 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 20 August 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919

Military Medal

'East of WYTSCHAETE from 9th to 14th August 1917 he was in command of a platoon, many of the men being under fire for the first time. His coolness and courage under heavy Artillery and sniping fire inspired a desire for emulation in men who were at first nervous. He furthermore guided and took charge of ration parties to front line in excess of his ordinary duties. This N.C.O. has the entire confidence of both Officers and men of his Company, for recent and past actions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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