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Robert Arthur Elliot CARTER

Regimental number5057
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressRose Brook, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Mr G Carter, Rose Brook, Horsham, Victoria
Enlistment date22 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialExeter Higher Cemetery (Grave No. 75), Devonshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary CARTER, 'Rosebrook', Horsham, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at VILLE-sur-ANCRE, South West of ALBERT, on 4th July 1918. When a machine gun on the flank of his platoon was causing casualties he ran along the trench bombing the garrison, and put the machine gun out of action, killing or taking prisoner the crew. His prompt actions and disregard of danger undoubtedly relieved a situation which was becoming serious.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5058 Pte Thomas Leslie CARTER, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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