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Robert Arthur Carter (1890–1918)

The latest name to be added to the list of those who have died for us is that of Private Robert Arthur Elliot Carter, son of Mr. George Carter, of Rosebrook. The gallant young soldier, who enlisted in December, 1915, saw service in Egypt and France, and was rewarded with the Military Medal for bravery and devotion to duty. He left his native shores in company with his brother Tom, in April, 1916, and was with him until the latter was invalided home about twelve months ago. The deceased was 28 years of age at the time of his death, which occurred on September 10th in the Exeter War Hospital, as the result of gunshot wounds received during the recent severe fighting on the west front. He had been offered stripes, but preferred to remain with his old mates as a private in the ranks. He was a sterling lad, loved as well as honored by those who knew him, and was always a favorite with his school mates, both locally and at Hamilton College, where he completed his education. Up to the time of enlistment he assisted on his father's estate; where his loss will be greatly felt. To add to the sadness, on the day prior to that of the notification of his death in England a cablegram had been received by his parents leading them to suppose that no serious results need be dreaded.

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Life Summary [details]


Horsham, Victoria, Australia


10 September, 1918 (aged ~ 28)
Exeter, Devon, England

Cause of Death

war wounds

Religious Influence

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