Thomas CARTER

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CARTER, Thomas

Service Number: 799
Enlisted: 31 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Jamestown, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 20
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 799
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 799, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 799, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography

Father P Carter (dec 1911) and mother Mrs M J McNeil, North Parade, Jamestown, South Australia

Sister:  Mrs A McAskill, Bundaleer Forest Reserve, Jamestown, SA

Described on enlisting as 32yrs old; single; 5' 7" tall; 140lbs; fair complexion;
blueeyes; brown hair; Presbyterian; cross tattoo on left wrist.

31/8/1914     enllisted in Adelaide
                    as a Private in 3rd Battalion D Company

15/9/1914     enlisted in Sydney
                    appointed to D Company, 3rd Battalion

19/10/1914   embarked from Sydney, NSW, onboard HMAT A14 Euripides
                    as a Private in 3rd Battalion

5/4/1915       embarked onboard Darfianer, to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces

9/4/1915       admitted to hospital, Lemnos
12/4/1915     transferred to Heliopolos

19/5/1915     gun shot wound to head, received in action
27/5/1915     admitted to 16th Stationary Hospital, Mudros

11/6/1915     rejoined unit, ANZAC

12/8/1915     killed in action, Gallipoli, ANZAC

19/8/1915     buried in Brown Dip North Cemetery
                                 Gallipoli (500 yards south of Anzac Cove)
                                 Row I; Grave 2

10/4/1925     exhumed and reinterned in:
                    Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC, Turkey
                    Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 20

Medals:        1914/15 Star (10884), British War Medal (2857), Victory Medal (2858)
                   Memorial Plaque and Scroll (301599)

Thomas Carter's name is commemorated on Panel 35 at the Australian War Memorial,
Canberra, ACT.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  3/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.

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