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CARTER, NELSON VICTOR

Rank:
Company Serjeant Major
Service No:
SD/4
Date of Death:
30/06/1916
Age:
29
Regiment/Service:
Royal Sussex Regiment
 
12th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference:
VI. C. 17.
Cemetery:
ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE
Additional Information:
Son of Richard Carter, of Harebeating, Battle Rd., Hailsham; husband of Kathleen Carter, of 33, Guys Rd., Old Town, Eastbourne.

Citation

An extract from the "London Gazette," No. 29740, dated 8th Sept., 1916, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack he was in command of the fourth wave of the assault. Under intense shell and machine gun fire he penetrated, with a few men, into the enemy's second line and inflicted heavy casualties with bombs. When forced to retire to the enemy's first line, he captured a machine gun and shot the gunner with his revolver. Finally, after carrying several wounded men into safety, he was himself mortally wounded and died in a few minutes. His conduct throughout the day was magnificent."

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Grave Registration Reports (GRRs) are standard forms which detail graves for which the Commission is responsible within a particular burial ground. They provide basic details of the individuals, such as name, service number, rank, regiment, unit and date of death, and are listed in Plot, Row and Grave order.
These record details of individuals who were originally buried in smaller or isolated cemeteries, but who, at a later date, were exhumed and reburied in war cemeteries. The concentration of cemeteries allowed otherwise unmaintainable graves to be moved into established war grave cemeteries where the Commission could ensure proper commemoration.
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ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE

Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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