|Carter||S H||Lieutenant Colonel||QSA (5) CC DoL OFS LN Belf|
Provisional list of recipients
Source: Ladysmith Siege Account and Medal Roll
|Carter||S H||Lieutenant Colonel||Lieutenant Colonel RAMC, September 1894. War service: Afghan War, 1878-80 (medal with clasp); Egyptian Expedition 1882 (medal with clasp; bronze star); Operations on NW Frontier of India, 1897-98 (medal with 2 clasps); Boer War, 1899-1900; Senior Medical Officer Infantry Division, Natal Field Force.||Royal Army Medical Corps|
|Carter||S J||District 1|
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
|Carter||S J || ||Sergeant Major||Source: Nominal roll||French's Scouts|
|Carter||S L||Private||QSA (5) CC Paar Drie Joh DH. Ref: Chl0.411.|
Source: QSA medal rolls
|Carter||S W||33778 ||Trooper||Source: Nominal roll in WO127||Johannesburg Mounted Rifles|
|Carter||S W G||Source: QSA and KSA rolls||British South Africa Police|
|Carter||S.W.||Source: Attestation paper in WO126||Brabant's Horse|
|Carter||Samuel||31532||Private||Source: QSA Medal Rolls||Imperial Yeomanry|
|Carter||Samuel||Lt Col||OC Umvoti Mounted Rifles|
74 of 580 awards
D.S.O. London Gazette 22 August 1918. The original recommendation states: ‘For consistently good work and extremely able leadership throughout the campaign. A Commanding Officer of marked ability and meriting reward.’
Samuel Carter appears to have commenced his career as an Assistant Native Commissioner in Rhodesia; certainly he saw action with ‘L’ Troop of the Bulawayo Field Force in 1896, when, on 29 March, he was wounded on the Shiloh Patrol (London Gazette 5 April 1898, refers).
During the Boer War he served as a Lieutenant & Adjutant of the Umvoti Mounted Rifles, seeing action as part of the Ladysmith relief force, including Tugela Heights, and afterwards at Laing’s Nek.
Carter was likewise actively employed in the rank of Major during the Natal Rebellion in 1906, in which role he gained one of just 18 special mentions for ‘Meritorious Service’ awarded in the campaign; for an excellent account of the Umvoti Rifles in the Natal Rebellion, ‘Patriotic Duty of Brutal Repression, or Both?’, by Mark Coghlan, see the South African Military History Society’s Journal in December 2006.
Having taken command of the Umvoti Mounted Rifles in 1908, Carter was awarded the Union of South Africa Medal in 1910, a rare distinction since the majority of such awards were granted to politicians, government officials and other civilians.
He then returned to an operational footing with command of the regiment in the 1914 Rebellion and in the German South-West Africa campaign, as part of the Central Force under Sir Duncan McKenzie, and was awarded the DSO and mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 22 August 1918, refers). Having also added the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration to his accolades in July 1915, Carter remained in command of the Umvoti Mounted Rifles - re-titled the 4th Mounted Rifles - until 1924.
|Umvoti Mounted Rifles|
|Carter||Samuel Crawford||9429||Sergeant||Source: Nominal roll in WO127||Kitchener's Horse|
|Carter||Samuel Crawford||9429||Sergeant||Source: Nominal roll in WO127||Roberts' Horse|
|Carter||Samuel Henry||2606||Sqn. Sergeant Major||Source: OZ-Boer database||New South Wales, 3rd Contingent NSW Imperial Bushm|
|Carter||Sidney||333||Private||Source: QSA Medal Rolls||5th Company, 2nd Btn, IY|
|Carter||Sidney William||33788||Trooper||Source: Nominal roll in WO127||Commander-in-Chief's Bodyguard|