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24 May 1889
Hampstead, London
He was the son of Mr. George Loyd and Mrs. Frances Geraldine Foster Harter, of Salperton Park, Haselton, Gloucestershire On 1901 Census his parents and sister, Geraldine Neville Foster, are living at 1 Curzon Street, London. His father is listed as a barrister and solicitor. James has not been found on a 1901 Census. Educated at Ludgrove School and Eton On 1911 Census he is at Eton On 1911 Census his parents and siblings - Helen Elizabeth Foster, Geraldine Neville Foster and Francis John Coke Hatfield - are living at Salperton Park, Haselton. His father is listed as a retired barrister. James was second cousin to both Clement and John Harter Probate granted to his father 4th October 1918. Estate £420 6s.
In 1911 he was at Eton
28 Nov 1917
652514 - CWGC Website
His parents address was Salperton Park, Haselton.
Second Lieutenant
Nottinghamshire Yeomanry (Sherwood Rangers)
Enlisted August 1914 Served as 1942 Private in 2nd County of London Yeomanry (Westminster Dragoons) Entered theatre in Egypt 5th November 1914 August 1915 1st/2nd County of London Yeomanry arrived in Gallipoli December 1915 returned to Egypt April 1916 Regiment formed part of Western Frontier Force fighting the Senussi Discharged for Commission 20th December 1916 Commissioned into 12th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry 20th December 1916 In early 1917, this became 3rd Reserve Regiment of Cavalry and trained men for service with the 11th, 13th, 15th and 19th Hussars, the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, Leicestershire Yeomanry, Staffordshire Yeomanry, Wiltshire Yeomanry and Sherwood Rangers Attached to the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Died of Wounds 28th November 1917
On 28th November 1917 the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry were operating in the deep valley westwards of Beit Ur Et Tahta village. A party of Turks were seen at Sheik ab ed Din mosque, which dominated the valley. Lieutenant Harter with a party facing the mosque, was mortally wounded while making a reconnaissance. Corporal Frisby was killed in the same action. Twelve Nottinghamshire (Sherwood Rangers) Yeomanry were killed or died of wounds that day consisting of Lieutenant Wilfrid Arthur Birchal, Second Lieutenant Harter, three NCO and seven privates. He is also remembered on the memorial in The Cloisters, Eton College and n Salperton War Memorial Salperton War Memorial also includes the following: ‘Corporal Frisby, of Newark, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, killed in action with Lieutenant J.C.F. Harter in Palestine, 28th November 1917’. (He is 1491 Corporal Ernest William Frisby. He is also buried in Ramleh Cemetery Row Q Grave 20) ‘Lieut. Clement Jesse Harter, Royal Fusiliers, who fell at Hooge, Flanders, 16th June 1915 aged 26’. (Appointed Second Lieutenant on Probation 16th November 1910 with 6th Battalion. Confirmed in his rank May 1911. Appointed Second Lieutenant with 3rd Battalion 23rd August 1911. Appointed Lieutenant 15th April 1914. 3rd Battalion attached 4th Battalion killed in action at Bellewaarde Ridge) ‘Captain John George Harter, Durham Light Infantry, who fell near Poperinghe, Flanders 3rd April 1916 aged 28’ (1st Bn Durham light Infantry. The Brigade Major of 151st Bde, 50th Division, Capt. Harter commissioned into the 1st Durham Light Infantry from Sandhurst in September 1908 and gained his Lieutenancy in March 1912. Upon the outbreak of war, he was appointed to the 10th (Service) Battalion of the regiment as Senior Subaltern but, in October 1914, joined the 2nd Battalion in Flanders. In May 1915 he was appointment as ADC to the general officer commanding the 6th Division until July 1915 when he was appointed Adjutant of the 9th Bn DLI. In January 1916, he was appointed Brigade Major of 151 Bde and was still holding this appointment when he was killed at ‘The Bluff' on the Ypres-Comines canal on 3 April 1916. NB John and Clement Harter were brothers, but their exact relationship with James Harter has not been confirmed) ‘Lieut. Herbert Hatfield Harter, Grenadier Guards attached Guards MG battalion, who fell near Ypres 9th October 1917 aged 38’. (Appointed Second Lieutenant on Probation 11th November 1915. Confirmed in his rank November 1916. Served with No.2 Machine Gun Company, Guards Brigade. His exact relationship with James Harter has not been confirmed)
Remembered on


  • Ramleh War Cemetery -
  • Salperton War Memorial -
  • Eton College War Memorial -