Private Bertram Carter

Bertram Carter © Dorking Advertiser
© Royston Williamson 2015

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Bertram Wilfred Carter was born in Dorking on 21st September 1899. He was baptised on the 29th October 1899 at St. Paul’s Church, Dorking. Bertram was the son of Stephen, who worked as a butcher and Amy Louisa. He had two older brothers.

In 1901, the family was living at 35 Hampstead Road.

In 1911, the family was still in Hampstead Road, Stephen was still working as a butcher, Bertram was at school.

He volunteered for the Army in Guildford on 14th January 1918. he was 5ft 4 inches and weighed 92 pounds.  He listed his occupation as gardener, at Mr. Vickery’s house in Harrowlands.

Bertram was a private in the 17th Battalion. City of London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers with a regimental number of G/73421.

Bertram travelled to France in the second week of July.  He was badly gassed and died on the 1st September 1918 aged 18.


Royal Fusiliers

Pte. Betram Carter, Royal Fusiliers, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carter, 35 Hampstead Road, Dorking has died in Boulogne Hospital from gas poisoning. He joined the Army in January, 14th last, and went to France in the second week in July. At the time of his death he was not 19 years of age. Pte. Carter was badly gassed on Sept 1st and on the 7th his mother received a cable-gram from the matron, saying that she could visit him if desired to do so. Mrs Carter left Dorking at once, and she reached the hospital half an hour before her son passed away, on Sunday evening. She remained to attend the funeral on Wednesday. Pte. Carter, before he joined up, was employed by Mr. Vickery as gardener at Harrowlands.

Bertram Carter Death Notice © Dorking Advertiser

He was buried at Terlinctliun British Cemetery, Wimile, Pas de Calais France III A 28 

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived Dorking, Surrey
Son of Stephen and Amy Louisa of 35 Hampstead Road, Dorking
Enlisted Guildford
Regiment 17th Battalion. City of London Regiment. Royal Fusiliers
Number G/73421
Date of Death 1st September 1918
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Died of the effects of gas
Age 18
Cemetery Terlinctliun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais France
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