Driver William Alfred Carter

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

4 Jun 1917

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Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

20 Bolton Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

20 Bolton Road
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Grid Ref: 1760
Crawley Green Road
United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

William Alfred Carter was born in Luton in 1878, 1 of 11 children born to Alfred & Harriet.

In 1911 he is living with his 61 year old parents at 52 Dumfries Street he is 33 years old & William & his father are both working as general labourers.

On 6th July 1915 William joined the Army Service Corps as a horse driver. On 15th February 1916 William was posted, as part of the British Expeditionary Force, to France but shortly after arriving he became ill with an ulceration of the stomach.

William was sent home to England on 7th March 1916 on the hospital ship 'St George' & admitted to a hospital in Guildford.

He was discharged from the Army as physically unfit on 25th July 1916.

William died on the 4th June 1917 at his home of 20 Bolton Road having been ill since being sent home from France.

William was buried in the cemetery on Crawley Green Road with military honours on 8th June 1917, an account of this was reported in the Luton News.

There is no headstone to mark Williams' grave, he is buried in a family plot in Grid Reference 1760.

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Author: KarenC

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