Albert Edgar Carter

Name

Albert Edgar Carter
13th November1897

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

22/08/1918
20 years

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
44267
Lincolnshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT
VI. A. 5
France

Headstone

>"IN EVER LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON PEACE PERFECT PEACE"

UK Memorials

Whitwell War Memorial
Breachwood Green Baptist Church Memorial, Breachwood Green
All Saints Church Memorial, St Paul's Walden
St Mary's Church Memorial, King's Walden
Not on the Welwyn Memorial

Pre War

Albert Edger Carter was born in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire, on 13th November 1897 the son of Charles Carter (B 1866 in Kings Walden, Herts) a Gardener and Clara Carter (nee Almond) (B 1866 in Luton, Beds) of Garden House, Stagenhoe Park, Welwyn, Herts.


One of five children.


1901 Census records Albert aged 3 living with his parents, brothers Harold 10, Maurice 9 and sister Ella 6, in Breachwood Green, Herts.


He was educated at Kings Walden County Council school, from April 1902 – November 1911. Leaving school at the age of 14 years.


1911 Census records Albert aged 13, at school, living with his brother Harold 20 and sister Ida 8, in Breachwood Green, Herts.


At the time of enlistment, he was working as a Journeyman Gardener and living in Welwyn, Herts.

Wartime Service

Albert enlisted in Hitchin, on 11th May 1916, initially posted to the Middlesex Regiment  then transferred to the Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire) Regiment with the Service No 307271 in October 1916.


He served in France from February 1917. Albert was badly gassed at Gommecourt on 27th  September 1917 and invalided home to recover.


Returning to France on 28th March 1918, and subsequently  transferred to the 1st Battalion, (10th Foot) The Lincolnshire Regiment with the Service No 44267 in April 1918. 


Albert was severely wounded in action on the 21st August 1918 and taken to No 29 Casualty Clearing Station at Gazaincourt, he died the following day 22nd August 1918.


He is buried at the CWGC Bagneux British Cemetery, Gazaincourt, France.

Additional Information

62nd Brigade, 21st Division. CWGC site has 2nd Battalion Lincolns noted instead of 1st Battalion.

His effects of £4-16s-6d pay owing and £10 War Gratuity went to his parents Charles and Clara Carter.

His parents were jointly awarded a war gratuity of £10.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Paul Johnson, June Colegrove, Mark Morgan, Brenda Palmer