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VC520   Herbert Augustine Carter

BORN   26 May 1874

DIED   13 January 1916  AGE   41

VC Won   19 December 1903   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Jidballi

War/Campaign  Somaliland

Name   Herbert Augustine Carter  No.   

VC Issue No.   520   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Indian Army, Mounted Infantry


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Exeter, Devon, England

Place Of Death   Mwele Mdongo, Kenya

Buried/Location Ashes   St Ercus Churchyard, St Erth, Cornwall, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   9 December 1904

VC Presented   31 January 1905, Major R W Falcon, Wadamago, Somaliland


P  Headstone, St Ercus Churchyard, St Erth, Cornwall, England

P  Wooden memorial in the Chapel of St Maurice at the Parish Church of Saint Petroc, Bodmin, Cornwall

P  Named at base of St Erth War Memorial, Cornwall

P  Replica VC, wooden candlestick & named on Roll of Honour at St Ercus Church, St Erth, Cornwall

P  Memorial, York Minster, York, nth Yorkshire

P  Named on memorial, St Marys Church, Pune (Poona), Maharashtra, India

P  Named on the masonic roll of honour scroll, first vestibule, Freemasons Hall, Queen Street, London

By The Way…

Already ill with fever, he died of heat exhaustion in East Africa

VC Held By

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum, The Keep, Bodmin, Cornwall, England



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