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  • The commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of Frank James Carter and is courtesy of the International wargraves photo project.
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Bury St Edmonds Suffolk
Frank James Carter was born in 1895 at Bury St Edmunds and was the son of James Henry a machinist and Elizabeth Mildred Carter nee Howlett of 41 Whiting Street Bury St Edmunds. His father James Henry was born in 1872 at Bury St Edmunds and his mother Elizabeth Mildred Howlett was born in 1875 at Bury St Edmunds, they were married in 1892 at Bury St Edmunds and went on to have 6 children, sadly three were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were, Frank b1895, Reginald b1897 and Violet b1908, all were born in Suffolk. In the 1911 census the family are living at 40 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds and are shown as James 39 yrs a machinist, he is living with his wife Mildred 36 yrs and their children, Frank 16 yrs a carpenter, Reginald 14 yrs a scholar and Violet 3 yrs of age. He married his wife Florence Swanwick on July 31st, 1915. at Newark they lived at 5 St Leonard's Court, Newark.
In 1911 he was a carpenter.
18 May 1917
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Sapper
Royal Engineers
Sapper Frank James Carter enlisted at Ipswich on 10th September 1912 , he was 18 yrs and 7 months and had seen previous service with the 3rd Suffolk Regiment, he went to Aldershot barracks on 12th September being posted tot he Norfolk Regiment. He was discharged from the Army on 26th July 1914 being no longer fit to serve following an accident. On the outbreak of war he volunteered for service and enlisted at Bury St Edmunds, and saw service with the 89th Field Company Royal Engineers and went to Newark for his training. He landed in France on 22nd September 1915 and died of wounds on 18th May 1917 in the 55th Field Ambulance in France. He is buried at London Cemetery Neuville Vitasse Grave Reference: II B 8
Article published 6th June 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Eldest son of James H. & Mildred E. Carter of 41 Whiting Street, Bury-St-Edmunds. A native of Bury, he was employed at Messrs. Boby’s Ltd. before enlisting in the Norfolk Regiment. Served two years before being discharged as unfit after an accident. Volunteered on the outbreak of war and came to Newark with the Royal Engineers in late 1914 for training. Married Florrie Swanwick on July 31st, 1915. Went out to the front at the end of 1915, home on leave once. Wounded at 5:00 am and died in hospital two hours later.
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  • The commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of Frank James Carter and is courtesy of the International wargraves photo project.
    Frank James Carter - The commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of Frank James Carter and is courtesy of the International wargraves photo project.