Norman William Carter

First Name: 
Norman
Middle Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Carter
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Carter
Father's Name: 
William Carter
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, July 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, April 12, 1917
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds
Details: 

Norman Carter (Service No 2631) was born in Wombat, N.S.W. in 1891.

Norman was living in Port Kembla, N.S.W., working as a labourer when he enlisted at Kiama, N.S.W. at the age of 24.  He was a married man, having married Florence Warrington in 1915.  He and Florence had had a child together, and Eden was also a stepfather to Florence's first child.

Norman embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th Reinforcements on 7th October 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 21st November 1916, and Norman joined the 45th battalion in France on 18th January 1917.

Norman served on the Western Front until he was wounded on 11th April 1917, while engaged in the battle of Bullecourt.  Norman received a fatal penetrating gun shot wound to his abdomen.  He was evacuated to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station for treatment but died of his injuries on 12th April.

Norman is buried in Bapaume Australian Cemetery, France: Row B, Grave 26.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CARTER N W

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