CARTER Bertie

  • First Name(s):
    Bertie 
  • Surname:
    CARTER
  • Service Number:
    46457
  • Rank:

    Corporal

  • Conflict:
    WW1
  • Service:
    Army
  • Army Sector:
    Infantry
  • Regiment:
    Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • Battalion:
    9th Battalion
  • Former Units:
    Formerly 5925, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
  • Date of Death:
    22nd March 1918
  • Age At Death:
    23
  • Cause of Death:
    Killed in action
  • Place of Death:
    Unknown
  • Place of Burial:
    Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France, Bay 6.
  • Place of Birth:
    Bromsgrove, enlisted Birmingham
  • Home Town:
    21 Strand, Bromsgrove
  • Casualty's Relatives:
    Unknown
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CARTER Bertie Is Named On These Memorials

Further Information About CARTER Bertie

Bertie Carter was born in Bromsgrove in July 1894.  He enlisted as a Private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on 7th September 1914 in Birmingham when he was 20 years 2 months of age.  He was 5 feet 7 inches tall with a fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair.

Bertie was transferred to the Army Cyclist Corps on 18th January 1915 and remained in England until 16th July 1915, joining the British Expeditionary Force in France on 17th July 1915.  On 23rd May 1916 Bertie transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  Throughout 1916 and 1917 Bertie was treated at and sometimes admitted to various hospitals in France for cysts, boils and on one occasion, scabies.  He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 22nd February 1917 and Corporal on 4th January 1918. He was reported missing on 22nd March 1918 and was recorded as killed in action or died of wounds received in action.  A letter sent to his wife dated 13th September 1918 informs her that a statement made by Sergeant J.T. Nicholls, 13626, states that Corporal B. Carter fell on 23rd March 1918.  Bertie’s possessions were despatched to his wife, Mrs Isabella E. Carter, 53 Dawlish Road, Bournbrook, Birmingham.  On a form completed by Isabella on 14th January 1920 she records that the couple had no children, his parents are ‘None’ and he had three full blood brothers and sisters: Ernest, Albert and Walter Carter, Rose Bratt, Maud Biddle and Rhoda Kimberly.

A photograph of Lance Corporal B. Carter of Bromsgrove can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 7th September 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives.

Bertie Carter has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Arras Memorial.

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Credits: Researched by Chris and Angela Lucas. Service Records researched and transcribed by Sandra Taylor.