21st December 1914

Private George Henry Carter, aged 27, died of wounds on 21st December 1914 and is buried in Belgium at the London Rifle Brigade Cemetery.

Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 1887, he was the fourth of seven children born to parents James (a gardener) and Emily (née Gilbert) who had married in Bordesley in 1881. The couple set up home in Cheltenham, where their eldest four children were born. The family moved to Olton between 1887-1889. James had died by 1901 and his widow married John Thomas Edgington April-June 1901.

George became a regular soldier with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. In 1911, he was stationed in India with the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwicks.

He died of wounds at No. 10 Field Ambulance, Ploegsteert and is buried at London Rifle Brigade, Belgium. He is commemorated locally on war memorials at Dorridge, Hockley Heath, Knowle and Packwood.

If you have any further information, please let us know.

Tracey
Heritage & Local Studies Librarian

tel.: 0121 704 6977
email: heritage@solihull.gov.uk

 

 

 

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