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Medals to the Royal Fusiliers 1 month 4 weeks ago #74092

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A very nice combination of awards, Bicolboy.
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Medals to the Royal Fusiliers 1 month 1 week ago #74411

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DCM GV (5810 C.S.Mjr: G. J. Carter. 2/Rl. Fus:);
QSA (5) Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Orange Free State (5810 Cpl. G. Carter, 2nd Royal Fus:);
KSA (2) (5810 Corpl: G. Carter. Rl: Fusiliers.);
Tibet 1903-04, (1) Gyantse (5810 L. Sgt. G. Carter 1st Bn. Ryl: Fuslrs:);
1914-15 Star (5810 C.S.Mjr. G. Carter. R. Fus:) official correction to initial and first letter of surname;
BWM and VM (5810 W.O. Cl. 2 G. J. Carter. R. Fus.);
Army LS&GC GV 1st issue (L-5810 C.S.Mjr: G. J. Carter. R. Fus:)

DCM LG 5 August 1915:
‘For conspicuous ability on the night 1st-2nd May 1915, south-west of Krithia (Dardanelles), in the handling of a platoon after the Officer commanding it had been shot during a counter-attack.’

George Jasper Carter was born in London Fields, Middlesex, in 1879 and attested for the Royal Fusiliers on 11 November 1897, having previously served in the Regiment’s 3rd (Militia) Battalion. He served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War from 22 October 1899 to 28 March 1902, and was promoted Corporal on 27 April 1901. Transferring to the 1st Battalion on 29 March 1902, he proceed to India, and served with the Battalion during the Tibet expedition 1903-04, including the action at Niani, the operations at and around Gyantse, and the March to Lhasa.

Advanced Company Sergeant Major on 29 January 1915, Carter served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Great War in the Gallipoli theatre of War from 25 April 1915, and for his gallantry during the Dardanelles campaign was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He was wounded in action by a bayonet to the back on 19 June 1915. Awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 1 December 1917, Carter was discharged on 3 July 1919, after 21 years and 235 days’ service.
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