Edwin Johnson CARTER


CARTER, Edwin Johnson

Service Number: 2880
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Vic., 1885
Home Town: Nullawarre, Moyne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Drowning-passenger on RMS Leinster, Irish Sea, 10 October 1918
Cemetery: Grangegorman Military Cemetery
Australian CE 2
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World War 1 Service

4 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2880, 29th Infantry Battalion
4 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2880, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 33 and the son of Fanny Carter, of 37, Jamieson St., Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, and the late Joseph Carter. He was a Farmer, and had enlisted in January 1916. He was wounded in August 1918, and had been convalescing in Ireland. He died when the RMS Leinster was sunk by torpedo en route from Ireland to Anglesey.

He was one of six Australian born Great War Soldiers who perished in this attack.

Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Joseph and Fanny CARTER