Regiment: 7th Bn., Devonshire Regiment
Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, St Peter's Church War Memorial
Other Memorial: Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux [Google]
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Born in Exmouth to John Carter and Ellen Ann (Balmanno) Alfred was recorded as living with them there in 1891. His mother died in 1896 after the birth of John Lovelace Carter, who also served and was a Captain in the Army Service Corps, 37th Div. Train and was awarded a Military Cross. John Lovelace Carter died 18 April 1918 in Wokingham, Surrey and is remembered in Withycombe Raleigh (St John in the Wilderness) Churchyard.
By 1901 Alfred was at school at West Buckland with his elder brother George Edward Lovelance Carter. In 1911 he was living with his grandmother Elizabeth Balmanno in Withycombe Raleigh, and he married Alma Lilian Rew in 1915 and they had a daughter, Margaret, in 1916.
Serving with the 7th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment when he died, 2nd Lt Carter is buried at the Bucquoy Road Cemetery in Ficheux, France. By 1922 his widow was living at Burnham Dene, 2 Leas Road, Budleigh Salterton where she lived until her death in 1962. Below is a copy of an obituary written by his niece Mrs Priscilla Hull, Co-founder of Fairlynch Museum. His age should be 29 years.
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