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Major HERBERT AUGUSTINE CARTER

Regiment & Unit/Ship

101st Indian Grenadiers

Date of Death

Died 13 January 1916

Age 41 years old

Buried or commemorated at

ST. ERTH (ST. ERCUS) CHURCHYARD

United Kingdom

  • Secondary Unit, Regiment attd. 40th Pathans
  • Country of Service Indian
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Died from the effects of exhaustion after effecting the relief of Mwele Mdogo, Kenya; while suffering from fever he made a forced march of two days under intense heat to reach the fort in time. Son of the late Rev. Conway R. D. Carter and Mrs. Conway Carter, of St. Erth; husband of Helen Lilian Wilmot Carter, of Mena House, St. Erth. Born at Exeter.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract form the "London Gazette," dated 9th Dec., 1904, records the following:- "During a reconnaissance near Jidballi, on the 19th December 1903, when two Sections of the Poona Mounted Infantry and the Tribal Horse were retiring before a force of Dervishes which outnumbered them by thirty to one, Lieutenant Carter rode back alone, a distance of four hundred yards, to the assistance of Private Jai Singh, who had lost his horse, and was closely pursued by a large number of the enemy, and, taking the Sepoy up behind him, brought him safely away. When Lieutenant Carter reached Private Jai Singh, the Sections were several hundred yards off."

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