Sidney Edwin (Sid) CARTER

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CARTER, Sidney Edwin

Service Number: 23087
Enlisted: 25 April 1939, 12 year engagement
Last Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Last Unit: HMAS Cerberus
Born: North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, 23 May 1914
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Glenhuntly SS and Melbourne Technical College
Occupation: Fitter and Turner
Died: Broncho pneumonia and meningitis, Australia, 30 August 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2.S.C.6.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ordnance Staff Memorial St Mark Protestant Chapel
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Non Warlike Service

25 Apr 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, SN 23087, 12 year engagement

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 23087, HMAS Cerberus
1 Mar 1941: Transferred Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Hobart, Ordnance Artificer IV, promoted to Ordnance Artificer III on 25 April 1942, remained on HMAS Hobart (I) until 17 May 1943
30 Aug 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Chief Petty Officer, SN 23087, HMAS Cerberus

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Biography contributed by Karen Standen

SERVICE CASUALTIES
The death has occurred on active service of Chief Petty-Officer Sid Carter, 29, son of Mr and Mrs K. Carter, Kane st, West Brunswick. CPO Carter was educated at Glenhuntly SS and Melbourne Technical College, where he obtained leaving honours. He was employed at E. C. Lacey's engineering works for some years before joining the RAN in 1939. He served on HMAS Hobart in the Middle East and Australian waters. His widow and son live at East Brunswick. The Argus, 27 November 1943. (nla.gov.au)

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