George Henry Carter

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Manchester Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 302349

Parents: Felix and Maria Carter

Marital status: Married

Home address: Hopewell Hill, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Coal Miner

Date of birth: 1884

Place of birth: Paulton, Bristol

Date of death: 21/03/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site but commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France and Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial

Age: 33

Further information:

George was born in Paulton Bristol the son of a bootmaker and the eldest child of ten with four sisters and five brothers. George married Jessie Rosina Coombes in 1910 and a son Jack was born in the following year and a daughter Queenie in 1912.

George served with the 6 Company, 2nd/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. George's battalion went over to France in February 1917 as part of the British Expeditionary Force and George was reported as missing less than a month later, on the 19th March 1918. Initially he was thought to have been taken prisoner, but he was recorded as presumed killed two days later. George died during the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields. His body was never identified and the memorial where George is remembered commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918.

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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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