Herbert Patrick Carter

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Herbert Patrick Carter
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 Mar 1922
Place of Birth Goomalling, Western Australia
Death 15 Mar 2009, aged 87
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 19 years 7 months
Description 5'9"(1.75m) tall ; ; medium complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair ; scar under left armpit
Occupation Brickworker
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Herbert Henry Carter
Military Information
Reg Number W20830
Date of Enlistment 21 Oct 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 16th Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders Regiment)
Military Movement
1st Departure from Australia
Journey Dates 21 Nov 1944 ‒ 26 Nov 1944
Transport Details USAT Evangaline Darwin to Jacquinot Bay, New Britain
Return to Australia
Journey Dates 11 Jun 1945
Transport Details plane Jacquinot Bay, New Britain to Lae, New Guinea
Journey Dates 17 Jun 1945
Transport Details plane Lae, New Guinea to Townsville
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia
Discharged on Medical grounds
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Herbert Patrick Carter
Plaque Information
Date of Birth 13 March 1922
Age at Death 87 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of Herbert Patrick Carter Born 13/03/1922 Died 15/03/2009 Aged 87 Years

Early Life

Herbert Patrick was born in Goomalling W.A. on 13 March 1922.

War Service

Herbert enlisted in the CMF as a member of the 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment ww2 on 21 Oct 1941 in Bunbury and was called up for full time service on 5 Jan 1942. On 21 Apr 1942 he was detached to the 6th Infantry Brigade, with initial posting on 31 May 1942 to A Coy of the 10th Reconnaissance Battalion. On 16 Jun 1942 he was transferred to the 25th Light Horse (Machine Gun) Regiment which was later known as 25th Cavalry Regiment. From 7 Dec 1942 until 23 Jan 1943 he was granted Leave without Pay (LWOP). rejoining at Moora. On 13 May 1943 he was again granted LWOP, this time until 18 Jun 1943.

Herb departed Perth for Victoria on 28 Sep 1943, and arrived there on 2 Oct 1943. Two days later he joined the 19th Australian Infantry Training Battalion at Dubbo. On 6 Nov 1943 he was sent on a mortar course in Bathurst that lasted until 5 Dec 1943. He then enjoyed 18 days leave back in Western Australia during January and February 1944. On his return from leave, Herbert joined the 23rd Australian Infantry Training Battalion at Cowra on 8 Mar 1944. Then on 19 May 1944 he was sent to Canungra Jungle Training Centre until 5 Aug 1944 when he was sent to the Northern Territory. On 18 Aug 1944 he was transferred to the 16th Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders Regiment), and on 21 Nov 1944 embarked with them on the USAT Evangaline for Jacquinot Bay in New Britain, arriving there on 26 Nov 1944.

On 13 May 1945 Herbert was evacuated to the 2nd Australian Field Ambulance for treatment for epilepsy, being sent back to his unit the next day. However, on 28 May 1945 he was admitted to the 105th Australian Casualty Clearing Station on New Britain with epilepsy and they transferred him to the nearby 2/8th Australian General Hospital on 1 Jun 1945. On 11 Jun 1945 he was transferred by plane to the 2/7th Australian General Hospital in Lae, New Guinea, followed on 17 Jun 1945 with a further flight to the 2/14th Australian General Hospital in Townsville. On 27 Jun 1945 Herbert was placed on an Ambulance Train and sent to the 102nd Australian General Hospital in Holland Park, Brisbane. On 29 Jun 1945 he was again transported, this time to the 115th Australian General Hospital in Heidelberg, Victoria. On 4 Jul 1945 he was transferred again by train to the 110th Australian Base Hospital Perth.

On arrival he was granted 18 days leave, and on 20 Jul 1945 his Medical Board found him to be suffering with epilepsy and after a month in the General Discharge Depot, he was discharged on 28 Aug 1945.

Post War

In 1947 Herbert married Phyllis Rose Carter nee Allen (1923 - 2017) at the Congregational Church in Armadale. W.A. They had 4 daughters and three sons.

Electoral Roll Information

According to the electoral roll in 1977 Herbert lived at 24 Forrest Road Armadale.


Herbert died at the age of 87 on 15 March 2009.


Served in WW2


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