MajorCARTER, HERBERT AUGUSTINE

Died 13/01/1916

Aged 41

101st Indian Grenadiers

attd.
40th Pathans

V C

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.

Citation

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."

Buried at ST. ERTH (ST. ERCUS) CHURCHYARD

Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 1


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