Allan Leslie (Les) CARTER

CARTER, Allan Leslie

Service Numbers: 3275, Q225296
Enlisted: 29 March 1917, Toowoomba, Queensland.
Last Rank: Staff Sergeant
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Goondiwindi, Queensland , 12 September 1897
Home Town: Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Natural causes, Clayfield, Queensland , 1 December 1954, aged 57 years
Cemetery: Nudgee Cemetery & Crematorium
Grave Location: A4-07-50; Buried with his - Wife: Kathleen Mary (nee Wilkes) Carter.
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World War 1 Service

29 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3275, Toowoomba, Queensland.
14 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3275, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3275, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
26 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3275, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Wounded in action - gassed (severe).
18 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 15th Infantry Battalion
7 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3275, 15th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

2 Sep 1942: Enlisted Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2), Private, SN Q225296, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Dalby, Queensland
3 Sep 1942: Involvement Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2), Private, SN Q225296, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
23 Feb 1945: Discharged Volunteer Defence Corps (WW2), Staff Sergeant, SN Q225296, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), 7th Battalion V.D.C.

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Biography contributed by Karen Standen

“News was received at Goondiwindi on Monday that Private A. L. (Les.) Carter had been gassed whilst in action in France. This is the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Carter, of Goondiwindi, to appear in the casualty lists, one having paid the supreme sacrifice. Another has been returned unfit for further service, and the third is at present in hospital in England, suffering from wounds.” - from the Darling Downs Gazette, 20 June 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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