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Carter, W.H., Pte., 1917

Photo: Maureen Havers

In Giavera British Cemetery Arcade, Italy is the Commonwealth War Grave of

205155 Private
W.H. Carter
Durham Light Infantry
5th December 1917 age 35

Beloved husband of
Rhoda Carter
No more sorrow
No more death

William Harrison Carter was the son of William and Elizabeth Carter. In 1911 he is living with his wife of five years Rhoda at 32 Marshall Terrace Gilesgate Moor Durham.

William enlisted into the 20th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry 02/04/1917 and went to France 21/07/1917.

Later that year the 20th moved to Italy where he was killed in early December. There was some confusion and his wife was told he had died in France. Later in 1919 Rhoda was told his body had been exhumed and moved to another cemetery. A second letter admitted their mistake.

William and Rhoda had no children of their own but had adopted Annie Heslop born 24/06/1913 in Boulby Yorkshire.

Rhoda's address in Gilesgate is given as either Berwick Lodge or Barracks Lodge.

William is remembered at Gilesgate on D47.041 and in the 20th D.L.I. Battalion History D47.148 where the initials are D.N. with the correct service number 205155

The CWGC entry for Private Carter

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk