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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

Stanley Carter

Stanley CarterBolton Journal and Guardian 26 November 1915

Youthful Bolton Hero

Intimation has been received by his sister at 24, Eden-st., with whom he lived prior to enlisting, that Pte. Stanley Carter of the 11th Battalion Manchester Regiment, has been killed in the Dardanelles while landing. Though only 17 years of age he was of splendid physique. When he enlisted on January 16th he was employed on the farm of Mr. Jackson, Hall I’th’-Wood, but prior to this he was a piecer at Messrs. Hesketh’s Mills. He is an old scholar at Chalfont-st. Day School, and his name is on the roll of honour there.

Age wrongly given as 20 on CWGC records.

Stanley was the son of Thomas Carter b.1870, a crofter in a bleachworks, and Alice Carter née Occleston b.1875.

Stanley appeared on the 1901 Census living at Flixton Road, Flixton with his parents and sisters Eva Occleston b.1896 and Gladys b.1900.

By 1911 Stanley's mother had died and the family had moved to 30 Clifford Street, Bolton. Stanley was listed as working as a crofter like his father.


Name Carter, Stanley
Rank Private
Number 16672
Unit 11th Bn
Manchester Regiment
Born Flixton, Lancashire 1898
Enlisted Manchester
Died Malta
23 October 1915
Age 17
Grave or Memorial Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Manchester Regiment