CARTER, Arthur

South Staffordshire. 25 September 1915

Arthur Carter was the son of Samuel and Agnes Carter of 18 Old Street, Kates Hill, Dudley. They had six members of the family involved in the war. Arthur volunteered for the South Staffords and was sent to the 1st Battalion in Artois, the most active sector of the Western Front at this time. He probably arrived at the Battalion in early 1915 and in March they attacked at Neuve Chapelle. A second attack took place at Festubert in May but neirher achieved any break-through. A third attack, the largest of the year, was attempted at Loos in September. It was a difficult task for the Staffords who were in the front line for the first day, the 25th September. The German line was not taken and casualties were huge. Among the killed was Private Arthur Carter who was 19 years of age and is commemorated on the Loos, Dudley and St. John's church, Kates Hill, Dudley, Memorials. His brother, Charles, was killed on the 20th April 1916.

Commemorated at:

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Dudley St. John, Kates Hill

Saint John's Road Dudley, West Midlands DY2 7JT, United Kingdom, DY2 7JT

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