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Sgt 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) 
 
Burial:
Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard
Laventie
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: VI.C.17.
 
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Record added: Nov 28, 2004
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Sgt Nelson Victor Carter
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Sgt Nelson Victor Carter
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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