Alfred James CARTNER

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CARTNER, Alfred James

Service Number: 889
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Rutherglen, Vic.
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Inglewood, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Rutherglen, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Etaples, France, 9 August 1916
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot IX, Row D, Grave No.2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rutherglen War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 889, 7th Infantry Battalion, Rutherglen, Vic.
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 889, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 889, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 889, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW to neck. Evacuated to Malta. Rejoined unit 7 August 1915.
12 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 889, 7th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, BW abdomen, legs and arm (broken). Evacuated to Egypt. Rejoined unit 19 January 1916.
22 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 7th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
24 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 889, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW both legs (left leg amputated below the knee). Evacuated to 26th General Hospital, Etaples where he died of wounds/septic fever 9 August 1916.
9 Aug 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 889, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Recommended for Distinguished Conduct Medal for work at Pozieres.

Recommendation date: 2 August 1916