On this day in 1917, Albert George Carter (1892-1917) died from wounds received in action in Belgium.
Albert, aged 25, was a private in the 7th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry when he lost his life.
He had worked on his father’s farm in East Anstey before going to war and was married and had a son when he enlisted.
His death was reported in The North Devon Journal on October 4, 1917.
Albert, whose body was never found, is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium and on East Anstey War Memorial.
Albert’s brother, Frank Carter (1901-1971) married Alice Slader (1898-1928) in 1927 in Rackenford. Alice was the sister of Henrietta ‘Hetty’ May Slader (1893-1956), who married William Henry Arscott (1883-1936) on September 15, 1915 at Rackenford Parish Church. William was my grandfather.
Born on February 13, 1892 in East Anstey, Albert was one of 14 children of farmer George Carter (1853-1926) and Louisa Manning (1860-1956), who for many years farmed at Radnage Farm, East Anstey.
Albert married Emily Hurford (1884-1950) on June 1, 1914 at Ashbrittle Parish Church, Somerset and they had a son, Eric Samuel George Carter (1915-1929). Emily, born in 1884 in Ashbrittle, married Jacob Adams (1870-1936) in 1927 and they lived in West Anstey. Emily died in 1950, aged 66.
Tyne Cot Memorial on which Albert is remembered. Pictured on August 5, 2014 by Gary Blakeley (CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons). https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tyne_Cot_Commonwealth_War_Graves_Cemetery.jpg