Albert (Frank) Francis Carter

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 35542

Parents: John and Bessie Blanche Carter

Home address: Church Road, Kingswood, Bristol

Date of birth: 1898

Place of birth: Bitton, Bristol

Date of death: 31/07/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site but commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial, Kingswood Methodist Memorial and Kingswood High Street Boys School Memorial.

Age: 19

Further information:

Albert was born in Bitton and attended Kingswood Boys School.

Albert would have enlisted on his 18th birthday at the beginning of 1916 and with his regiment is likely to have fought in the Battles of the Somme and the Battle of Messines. He died on the first day of the Battles of Ypres in The Battle of Pilckem Ridge. Small gains were made by the allies during this engagement but at a cost of 32,000 casualties. Albert was killed in action on that day but his body was never found or identified and The Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, where Albert is remembered, bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died in Belgium during WW1 and have no known grave. Albert served with the 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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