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Eric Charles Carter

Name on Board EC Carter
Name on Service
Eric Charles  Carter
Enlistment Age 22
Occupation Clerk, Vacuum Oil Co.
Place of Birth Spotswood, Vic
Next of Kin Lilian Ann Carter
Address Chapel St, West Melbourne, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 6/07/1915
Service No. 1081
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 10/11/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ascanius A11
Unit on Embarkation 29th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 26/09/1917
Unit on Death 29th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Sergeant
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Initially buried in vicinity of Polygon Wood, Ypres (no known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium
Additional Information Parents, Herbert James and Louisa Carter, 531 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne. His parents previously lived at Forest St, Spotswood, Vic where Sgt Carter was born. Wife, Lilian Ann Carter (as noted on Inscriptions on War Graves form in his service dossier).  His daughter was 15 months old when Eric Carter died.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 27 October 1917, p3
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