Arthur David Carter

Census Address: 10 Gas Street
Place of Birth: Swinstead, Lincs
Date of Birth: 1895
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Service Numbers:
Place of Death: Gallipoli
Date Died: 9th August 1915
Gas Street, Stamford

Arthur was 15 in 1911, he was born in 1895 in Swineshead, Lincolnshire. His parents were Harry and Susannah (nee Burton) Carter. They were both born in Norfolk. His father was a blacksmith in an agricultural implements works. The family lived at 10 Gas Street (now demolished). Arthur was an ironmonger’s errand boy. In 1901 his father was a general blacksmith. The family were then living at 16 Nash’s Row, Market Rasen.

Helles Cemetery Memorial, Gallipoli

Helles Cemetery Memorial, Gallipoli

Details of Private Arthur David Carter’s World War One service records are limited to the brief outline given to those who were killed in action. He served in the 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment in the Balkan Theatre (Gallipoli) of War. His division on the 7th July 1915 was mobilised for war and embarked for Gallipoli from Liverpool via Alexandria and Mudros.
On 7th of August 1915 they landed at Suvla Bay and the Division engaged in various actions including; The Battle of Scimitar Hill and attack on Hill 60. The allied forces failed and there were 5000 deaths with Arthur being killed in action on the 9th August 1915.

Arthur’s death is recorded on the Helles Cemetery Memorial, Gallipoli. In the record his parents’ address was given as 4 Tenter Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire.