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Name Alfred Sidney Carter
Date/Place of Birth 7 May 1896 / Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middx
Parents' Names Edwin Carter; Kate (nee Hiscock)
Father's Occupation/Location Journeyman bricklayer; Northwood
Father's Death/Incapacity Heart Disease
Admitted to AO 30 May 1904 (Aged 8)
Admission No 5708
Left OWS&AO 21 Jul 1910 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence Club Cottage, Barrow Point Lane, Pinner
Enlistment Location Willesden, Middx
Service/Rank/Number Army; Private; T/1803
Battalion/Regiment 1st/9th (T.F) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own
Killed/Death 7 Sept 1916 (Aged 21)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry Asiatic; Karachi 1914-18 War Memorial
Memorial Reference
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
   
Alfred Sidney was born to Edwin and Kate Carter on 7 May 1896 at Northwood in Middlesex. The family moved to Pinner, Middlesex after the 1911 census. Four months after his fatherís death in 1904, Alfred, aged 8, was admitted to the Orphan Working School, where he remained until July 1910. It is not known when Alfred joined the Army, but he enlisted into 1st/9th,Territorial Force, Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, based at Willesden Green on 1st September 1914. His service is shown as 'home' from 1st September to 28th September 1914 and 'India' from 29th October 1914 until his death. The Battalion was mobilised and sailed from Southampton on 29th October 1914, arriving at Bombay, India on 2 December 1914. Private Carter died on 7 September 1916 at Barian Muree Hills, India, after being admitted to hospital. His name is listed on the War Memorial a few miles from the centre of Karachi, now in Pakistan. The Memorial commemorates 570 casualties who served in garrisons and died in the former India and were buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries, which are no longer maintained. Alfred Sidney Carter is also commemorated on the War Memorial at the top of Pinner High Street. Alfred was the youngest of eleven children, eight of whom survived to adulthood. At the time of Private Carterís death his mother was living at Pinner, Middlesex.
   
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