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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

John Edwin Carter

John was the son of John Thomas Carter b.1856, a Corporation tramways labourer and earlier a railway porter and pointsman, and Hannah Maria Carter née Wade b.1864.

He first appeared on the 1901 Census living at 381 Bury Road, Breightmet, Bolton with his parents and brothers William b.1877, Tom b.1896 and Arthur b.1898.

In 1911 John was living at the same address with his parents and siblings William, Tom, Arthur, Gerald b.1902 and May b.1906.

John was employed as a railway clerk.

He lost his life alongside hundreds of others when HMT Royal Edward was torpedoed by the German submarine UB-14 while en route from Alexandria to Lemnos. The ship was carrying 1367 officers and men destined for Gallipoli.

His name is on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway War Memorial on Victoria Station, Manchester.

Name Carter, John Edwin
Rank Corporal
Number 315
Unit 2nd/1st East Lancs Field Ambulance
Royal Army Medical Corps
Born Bolton, Lancashire
24 January 1893
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
Died At sea
13 August 1915
Age 22
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Royal Army Medical Corps