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Place of Birth: Everton, Lancashire
Service No: 20960
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 22nd (Service) Battalion. (Kensington)
Division: 2nd Division
Date of Death: 1917-02-17
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: LOW BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
Robert Carter (born 5 July 1897) was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Carter, née Nicholson. Thomas was born at Kirkdale and Elizabeth at Liverpool, Lancashire.
1901 Low Bentham, Yorkshire Census: The Terrace - Robert Carter, aged 4 years, born Liverpool, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Carter.
1911 Low Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Oysterber - Robert Carter, aged 13 years, born Everton, Liverpool, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Carter.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robert Carter, GS/20960, R. Fus.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Robert Carter, GS.20960, 12/R. Fus. 13.4.16 to 26.5.16.; 22/R. Fus. 27.5.16 to 17.2.17. Theatres of war in which served: 1(a) [France and Belgium]. K/A 17.2.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Robert Carter, G/20960, 22/S Bn. Royal Fusls. Date and Place of Death: 17.2.17 France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Elizabeth. £6 13s. 4d.
Robert was killed in action during an attack on Boom Ravine, near Grandcourt, Somme.
A short biography of Robert is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
CARTER, Robert, R.F., Low Bentham, killed in action 1917.
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Private Robert CARTER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Division
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