Sydney Mervyn CARTER

CARTER, Sydney Mervyn

Service Number: 473
Enlisted: 24 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cunliffe near Kadina, 7 January 1890
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Illness, France, 4 May 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina Pictorial Honour Roll, Kadina War Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 473, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 473, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 473, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

Sydney Mervyn Carter soon was a private in the Australian defence force. On the 7th of January 1890 Carter was born in Cunliffe near Kadina, SA. His wife's name was Lena Carter. No one knows what school he went to but people think it was in or near or in Kadina.

Before Private Carter went to the Australian defence force his job was a driver. When he went in the war he was in the front row which is in the 10th battalion. He started in the Defence force when he was 24 years old. The last fight he fought was in France where he died from illness. He was buried at the cemetery Puchevillers British Cemetery in France.