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CarterArthur Victor4703SergeantSource: QSA Medal Rolls50th Company, 17th Btn, IY
CarterAubrey JohnLieutenantCARTER, AUBREY JOHN, Lieutenant, was born 18 January 1872, son of T A Carter, of Shottery Hall, Stratford-on-Avon. He was gazetted to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 9 January 1892; was promoted to Lieutenant 1 May 1893; was Adjutant, North Lancashire Regiment, 2 April to 17 May 1898, and became Captain 20 February 1901. He served in the South African War, as a Railway Staff Officer from 6 December 1899 to 2 March, 1900; and as a Brigade Signalling Officer from 7 October 1900 to 2 March 1901, and took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein; operation in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 20 November 1900; operations in Orange River Colony, including action at Lindley (26 June); operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to March 1901. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Aubrey John Carter, Lieutenant, North Lancashire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operation in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901; From 16 December 1905 to December 1909, he was an Instructor at the School of Musketry, where—with Lieutenant Colonel Norman McMahon—he was mainly responsible for the revolution in the musketry training of the Army, and in July 1911, was appointed Commandant of the School of Musketry, South Africa, with the temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He had become Major in February 1910. His services at the School of Musketry in South Africa were acknowledged in the following extract from a letter signed by Lord Gladstone: "In a special measure Ministers ask me to record their grateful acknowledgment of the services rendered by Lieutenant Colonel Carter, Commandant, School of Musketry, Tempe, and his Staff". He was given charge of Musketry in the Irish Command, and eventually proceeded to France to take command of the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He led it in a charge thus described by a brother officer: "The men mean business this time. I looked into their faces and could see a sort of dull fierce look. After the many days of being cooped up in the trenches before we ever arrived in this portion of the theatre of war, it was a real joy to them to be on the move and on the attack. They longed to get at them, and gradually, without a word of command being given, you could hear the click of the bayonet as each man fastened it to his rifle. Suddenly the cry arose: 'Come on, my lads, now for the trenches' The cry went along the line. Every one started yelling above the din of battle. We charged, yelling, shouting, screaming, rushing madly forward at the enemy. How it looked from the German side I do not know; but it was I grant simply magnificent, from our side. We crossed two hundred yards of root-field at a steady run under fire. We leapt into the enemy's trenches bayoneted those who were still living, and then rushed on to another line of trenches in front. The whole of my battalion were in it. It was our show". Lieutenant Colonel Carter fell in action near Ypres on 4 November 1914. He was a tall, soldier-like figure, standing six feet four inches, and straight as the proverbial pine. His was a soldier's end. He went out from the trenches to direct the machine-gun fire, but fell, shot dead, as the enemy retired. He was a gallant commander, and a great leader, under whom it is an honour to have served". He had married, in 1906, Edith Mary daughter of Reverend G H Rigby and niece of Right Honourable Sir John Rigby.
DSO, QSA (5) Bel M-R OFS Trans SA 01 (Capt LNL), 1914 Star and Bar, BWM, Victory Medal with MID (Lt Col). Loyal North Lancs Regimental Museum 1981
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
CarterAugustus Robert A2490PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls48th Company, 7th Btn, IY
CarterB2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Scots Guards
CarterB 3639PrivateSeverely wounded at Ladysmith. 9 Nov 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 204 line 57
(Prince Consort's Own) Rifle Brigade
CarterB GSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls37th Battery, RFA
CarterCA Division
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South African Constabulary
CarterCStokerQSA (0). Ref: 286.002.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Terrible
CarterC2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's Own) Yorkshire Light Infantry
CarterC2274SapperTo G Company 11 Jun 1900. Member Guard of Honour, 1902 Coronation.

QSA (3) Belm MR OFS

TNA ref 156/57; 161/6
Royal Engineers, Field Company, 11th
CarterC28518SapperTo 4th Field Troop (KSA). To Army Reserve. Sailed from South Africa 6 Jun 1902. QSA (4) sent 22 Jul 1903.

QSA (4) RoK Paard Drief Tr. KSA

TNA ref 160/28; 315/92
Royal Engineers, Field Troop, 1st
CarterCSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls(King's) Shropshire Light Infantry
CarterC45402nd Battalion
Source: QSA medal roll in WO100/185
East Surrey Regiment
CarterC3501Corporal1st Btn. Wounded at Pieter's Hill. 27 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 130 line 36
(Prince of Wales's Volunteers) South Lancashire Re
CarterCSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsColdstream Guards
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