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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