Lionel Lewin CARTER MC

CARTER, Lionel Lewin

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 7 August 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Williamstown, Victoria, 6 October 1890
Home Town: West Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Newcastle Street State School and Perth Technical College
Occupation: Clergyman
Died: Natural causes, Claremont, Western Australia, 30 March 1968, aged 77 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Western Australia
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
10 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
31 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Shropshire embarkation_ship_number: A9 public_note: ''
31 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Shropshire, Fremantle
3 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion
15 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion
7 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW (chin and back)
9 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 48th Infantry Battalion
12 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Cross, 1st Passchendaele
5 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 48th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre, 2nd occasion - GSW (face and arm)
23 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoff Carter

"Lionel Lewin Carter (1890-1968), industrial advocate and employer representative, was born on 6 October 1890 at Williamstown, Melbourne, sixth child of Thomas Frederick Carter, a grocer from Ireland, and his English-born wife Emily Jane, née Knight. In 1896 the family moved to Perth where Lionel was educated at the Newcastle Street State School and Perth Technical College. Peripatetic in his early career, he worked as a clerk, blacksmith, steam-hammer driver, optician and as a trainee chemist. He studied theology, joined the Methodist Home Mission and was successively posted to Dumbleyung, Lake Grace and Menzies.

On 7 August 1915 Carter enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and on 21 November married Amy Edith Norman in the Methodist Church, Albany. Commissioned in February 1916, he served on the Western Front with the 48th Battalion and was promoted captain in April 1917. He was the last man to withdraw when his company held ground in the face of an enemy advance near Zonnebeke, Belgium, on 12 October 1917; he was awarded the Military Cross. In April 1918 near Dernancourt, France, he was severely wounded and lost his right eye. After medical treatment in Britain, he returned to Australia, 'chock full of confidence' and ready for new challenges. His A.I.F. appointment terminated on 3 March 1919..." - READ MORE LINK (