CARTER Herbert

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Private Herbert Carter was one of 14 men from Dean Street in Oakham to have died in the First World War and one of three to die on the same day. He was the son of Arthur Carter and his wife of 18 Dean Street, Oakham, and before the war was a boot maker. He joined the 8th Battalion Yorkshire Light Infantry on 5 January 1917, and went to France on 30 April that year. He was killed in action on 8 June 1917, at Hill 60 outside Ypres, aged 19. Herbert does not have a known grave and is remembered on Panel 47 of the Menin Gate in Ypres and on the war memorial in Oakham. The two other men from Dean Street who died on the same day, but not in the same action, were Nathanael Booth from nearby number 21 and John Fisher from number 41.

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  • Oakham Memorial
  • oakham memorial BR-CU
  • Menin Gate
  • Panel 47 KOYLI
  • H Carter

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A picture of his name on the memorial, taken 19 March 2016.
By John Stokes on Sunday 20th March '16 at 7:56am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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