CARTER, Edward Maurice

Captain, Edward Maurice CARTER
Aged 24

11th King Edward's Own Lancers (Probyn's Horse)
Died (probably murdered) on Sunday, 11th August 1920

1918 General Service Medal with Kurdistan and Iraq clasps

Edward Maurice Carter was born in Eastbourne(Eastbourne Q2-1896 2B:87), son of the Rev. George Charles and Hilda Elizabeth CARTER(née KEANE).

Apparently he was added to the war memorial after the unveiling, his father, the one time rector at Castle Camps, had moved on to Bartlow.

1901 census...Aged 4, he was at Farnborough School with his father George C Carter [47] schoolmaster and clergyamn born Loughton, Essex; his mother Hilda E [43] born Whitby, Yorks; sisters Hilda L [21], Frances L [19] both born in Godalming and Evelyn M[13] born Farnborough; brother George S [7] born in Farnborough

1911 census...Aged 14, he was a pupil at Malvern College. His parents were at Newnham, Gloucestershire where his father was Vicar. Six of the 7 siblings survived.

It appears that Edward died during the rising at Tal Afar in northern Iraq after that place was included in Iraq. Tal Afar was used as a base of operations for a planned revolt against the then ruling British. During that period several British soldiers and colonial officers were murdered.
This service is the reason for the right hand medal ribbon, the 1918 General Service medal with which he would have worn the "KURDISTAN" and "IRAQ "clasps.

Edward Carter is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, grave 18:L:8
also commemorated in Bartlow, in the church there.

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details

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