Hugh Creagh Massy CARTER

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CARTER, Hugh Creagh Massy

Service Number: 236
Enlisted: 2 September 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Smithfield, New South Wales, 1893
Home Town: Smithfield, Fairfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School
Occupation: Storekeeper
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 12
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Smithfield St James Anglican Church Honour Board, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 236, 1st Infantry Battalion, Sydney, New South Wales
18 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 236, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 236, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 236, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 236, 1st Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography

Hugh Creagh Massy CARTER was born in 1893 in Smithfield, Sydney NSW

His parents were Patrick Worters CARTER and Sophia Amelia Massy THOMPSON

He enlisted in Sydney on 2nd September 1914 with the Australian Army - he was in the 1st Battalion, B Company - Unit embarked from Sydney on board the ship Afric on 18th October 1914

Hugh was Killed in Action between 6th & 9th August 1915 - he is buried in The Lone Pine Anzac Cemetery & also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal

Epitaph from Lone Pine

Willingingly gave his life for the benefit of his comrades.

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