Richard John (Richard ) CARTER

Badge Number: XS11764, Sub Branch: State
XS11764

CARTER , Richard John

Service Numbers: 4684, N78415
Enlisted: 4 February 1916
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: Repair and Servicing Units
Born: Reynella, South Australia, 8 January 1898
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not Yet Discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Memorials: Marion District Roll of Honour WW1, Woodville Saint Margaret's Anglican Church Lych Gate
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4684, 27th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 4684, 27th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 4684, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sergeant, 4684, 27th Infantry Battalion
8 May 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 27th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

19 Aug 1940: Involvement Warrant Officer Class 2, N78415
19 Aug 1940: Enlisted Randwick, NSW
19 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, N78415
23 Nov 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, N78415
23 Nov 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, N78415, Repair and Servicing Units

Richard John Carter's WW1 service

Richard John Carter (no. 4684) 27th battalion, enlisted on 4 February 1916 in Adelaide, embarked 11 April 1916. Promoted Corporal 17 March 1917, Sergeant 4 August 1917, returned Australia 20 June 1919, discharged 4 August 1919.

WW1

The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer to pages 125 to 129 and 264. Prior to the war he was a gardener of Marion SA. He enlisted 4 Feb 16 aged 18 years. Served with 27th Infantry Battalion, being promoted to the rank of Sergeant by the end of the war. He departed the UK for home 8th May 1919.

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Biography contributed by Woodville High School

Richard John Carter was born in Reynella, South Australia. Once Richard graduated school he became an engineer. Richard and his mum (Jesse Margery Carter) grew up and lived in Marion, South Australia. Richard was still only 18 years old when he enlisted to go to war.

On the 4th of February 1916 Richard John Carter enlisted to go and join the war. The unit that Richard was in was 27th Infantry Battalion and the 12th Reinforcement.