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John Harold Carter (1874–1907)

from Horsham Times

Captain John Harold Carter, whose premature death was reported in our last issue, was born on the North Brighton estate, Horsham, in 1874. When the family removed to Tarrington Station, deceased went to the Hamilton Academy, and soon began to show a great predilection for military affairs, joining the local corps of V.M.R., and subsequently rising to a captaincy in the Australian Light Horse. Only seven weeks before his demise, he was married to Miss Myra Ford, daughter of the late Richard Ford, of the Victorian Railway Department. It appears Captain Carter had been attacked by an affection of the brain, about which he consulted Dr Grant, who informed him that an operation would be necessary for the removal of the evil, which had taken the form of a tumor on the brain. He came back to Hamilton, and after a short stay there returned to Melbourne, on Monday, the 10th. On Saturday the operation was performed by Drs Grant, Maudealey, and Syme, but the patient succumbed early on Sunday. The remains were conveyed to Hamilton on Monday, the widow being accompanied by the mother and two sisters of deceased. They were met at the station by Archdeacon Harris, Mr T. C. Carter, Mr Mewson and intimate friends. The interment took place on Tuesday, with military honors, the Hamilton band leading the procession, playing the Dead March in Saul.

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Life Summary [details]


Horsham, Victoria, Australia


June, 1907 (aged ~ 33)

Cause of Death

cancer (brain)

Military Service