William Carpenter came originally from Stourbridge and volunteered for the Worcesters in 1914. He joined the 9th (Service) Battalion, which was part of the reinforcement for the Gallipoli expedition and landed at Suvla Bay on the 6th August 1915. The landing was successful but the advance off the beach-head did not gain much ground. In the fierce fighting for the ridge of the peninsula Sergeant William Carpenter was severely wounded and taken to a Field Ambulance where he died on the 27th August. He is buried in a cemetery (Special Memorial B9) near Suvla Bay, which was later named by the Australian forces as the 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, and commemorated on the Lye and Wollescote and Lye church Memorials.
Market Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1AQ
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