Edward Moore CARTER

CARTER, Edward Moore

Service Numbers: 344, 929
Enlisted: 19 February 1915
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Field Company Engineers
Born: Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia, 12 February 1886
Home Town: Wahroonga, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Died of wounds, Malta, 23 July 1915, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Wahroonga St Andrew's Anglican Church WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 344, 1st Field Company Engineers
10 Apr 1915: Involvement Sapper, 929, 1st Field Company Engineers, ANZAC / Gallipoli
10 Apr 1915: Embarked Sapper, 929, 1st Field Company Engineers, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
23 Jul 1915: Involvement Sapper, 344, 1st Field Company Engineers, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Herbert and Antoinette CARTER

Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Edward died from gunshot wounds sustained at Gallipoli in July 1915. Both a scholar with a degree in science, and a talented sportsman (he rowed in the Sydney University eight), Edward served as a Sapper in 1st Field Company Engineers on Gallipoli. He was involved in developing fire trenches, tunnels and defensive works, whilst under constant threat of enemy small arms fire and bombardment, when he was struck by a sniper’s bullet that mortally wounded him. He was hit in the left leg on 12 July 1915 and died of tetanus infection in Malta nine days later. 

‘A family of fighters’ is how the Carter siblings of Wahroonga, New South Wales were described in one newspaper article of 1919 following their service in the Great War. Edward, along with his sister, Nurse Ursula Carter and two brothers, Herbert and Robert, all volunteered for service within the first six months of the outbreak of the War. Herbert and Robert went on to survive the conflict and be much decorated for bravery, whilst the exhausted nursing sister Ursula returned to Australia to rest before rejoining the war, only to be invalided home in 1917.