Casualty details

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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ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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