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Nelson Victor Carter
Birth: Apr. 9, 1887
Death: Jun. 30, 1916

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Sussex, England, he served as a Sergeant Major in the 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, British Army. During an attack at Richebourg I'Avoue, France, June 30, 1916, Sergeant Major Carter was in command of the fourth wave of the assault. Under intense shell and machine gun fire he penetrated, with a few men, into the enemy's second line and inflicted heavy casualties with bombs. When forced to retire to the enemy's first line, he captured a machine gun and shot the gunner with his revolver. Finally, after carrying several wounded men into safety, he was himself mortally wounded and died in a few minutes. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on September 9, 1916. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: VI.C.17.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9978755
Nelson Victor Carter
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Nelson Victor Carter
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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- HeavenlyPeace
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- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Jun. 30, 2016
100 years ago today, As we stand by where you layTears filled up in our eyes,For all of those of you who diedTo honour their valour and glory,So that others could complete their storyForever in your debtBecke & Brian
- Becke
 Added: Jun. 30, 2016
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