Sidney Herrick Carter

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Sidney Herrick Carter
Personal Information
Date of Birth not known
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Place of Birth Toorak, Victoria
Death not known
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Place of Death not known
Age at Enlistment 28 years, 8 months
Description 5'7½" (1.71m) tall ; 127 lbs
57.606 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Surveyor's assistant
Religion Church of England
Address Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Charlotte Elizabeth Carter
Military Information
Reg Number 6011
Date of Enlistment 11 Jan 1916
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement / 4th Brigade, 4th Division
transferred to Australian Pay Corps
Date of Embarkation 9 Aug 1916 ‒ 24 Sep 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A28 Miltiades
Date of Return 15 Nov 1919 ‒ 4 Jan 1920
Ship Returned On HMT Ypiranga
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

War Service

After three months at Blackboy Hill camp, Sid was allocated to the 19th reinforcement draft for the 16th Battalion and travelled with them to England as an acting Corporal.

On arrival in England he was sent to the 4th training Battalion at Codford on 25 Sep 1916 for war preparedness training. At Codford he overstayed leave by 4 days for which he was reduced to Private and he forfeited 5 days pay.

On 28 Nov 1916 Sid proceeded overseas to France through Folkestone onboard SS Princess Henriette. Joined the 16th Battalion on 16 Dec 1916 as it moved from Ribemont to Cardonette for reorganisation and specialist training.

From 5 - 15 Apr 1917 Sid was treated by the 4th Australian Field Ambulance for scabies, and was again hospitalised on 1 Apr 1918 with an accidental injury to his hand (deformed right thumb) which occurred near Herberteun in France. He was in the 22nd General Hospital at Dannes Camier from 4 - 7 Apr 1918. The injury became septic and required him to be evacuated on 7 Apr 1918 to England aboard the HS Princesse Elisabeth where he was admitted to the Fort Pitt Military Hospital. On recovering he was sent to No 1 Command Depot as the injury prevented him from rejoining the battalion.

In June 1918 Sid spent two days in the Bulford Hospital, and then spent the next six months bouncing from one base unit in England to another before on 7 Jan 1919 when Sid was taken on strength by the Australian Army Pay Corps. Soon after he was promoted to Corporal. On 30 Sep 1919 he was detached to his old unit in order to travel home with them.

Disembarked in Melbourne, and discharged at 3rd Military District on 26 Feb 1920.

Post War


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