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John Murray Carter

28/04/1881 - 31/03/1917
John Murray Carter
Source: Bromley & District Times
CWGC Cemetery: Bully- Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension
Other Memorials: St Mary's Church, Bromley

Place of birth: Yokohama, Japan
Last known address in Bromley: 96 London Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion/Ship: 126th Bn Heavy Bty
Rank: Gunner
Number: 96731

Family information

Parents: John Elibank (dec) & Anna Carter (nee Wagner)
Parents' occupation: Merchant Navy
Siblings: Ethel Anne, William Oliphant, Arthur Elibank, Edgar Snow
Wife: Hilda Stuart Monk
Marriage date: 10-09-1912

Census information

Address: Willesden
Address: 22 Brownlow Road, Willesden
Occupation: Insurance clerk
Address: 15 Ratcliffe Street, Darwen, Lancs
Occupation: Insurance clerk

Extra details

John was the fourth of John and Anna Carter's five children. The family were based in Yokohama while John Carter Snr was serving in the Merchant Navy in the area. When he died of tuberculosis in 1885 the family returned home, settling in Willesden.

John joined the Prudential Assurance Company in 1899, working in West London. After some time he transferred to the District Office in Darwen, Lancashire. In July 1911 a further transfer brought him to Bromley where he was the chief clerk to the superintendent of the Bromley District. While in Darwen John met Hilda Monk who he married on 10th September 1912 at St Alkmund parish church, Derby.

John joined the Royal Garrison Artillery on 9th June 1916, he was described as being 6ft tall. He was sent to France on 20th November 1916 where he died four months later.

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