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Name Alfred Sidney Carter
Date/Place of Birth 7 May 1896 / Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middx
Parents' Names Edwin Carter; Kate (nee Hiscock)
Father's Occupation/Location Journeyman bricklayer; Northwood
Father's Death/Incapacity Heart Disease
Admitted to AO 30 May 1904 (Aged 8)
Admission No 5708
Left OWS&AO 21 Jul 1910 (Aged 14)
Occupation/Residence 4 Clifton Villas, Church Rd, Northwood
Enlistment Location Willesden, Middx
Service/Rank/Number Army; Private; T/1803
Battalion/Regiment 1st/9th (T.F) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own
Killed/Death 7 Sept 1916 (Aged 21)
Country/Memorial/Cemetry Asiatic; Karachi 1914-18 War Memorial
Memorial Reference
Campaign Medals Victory Medal; British War Medal
   
Alfred Sidney was born to Edwin and Kate Carter on 7 May 1896 at Northwood in Middlesex. Four months after his fatherís death in 1904, Alfred, aged 8, was admitted to the Orphan Working School, where he remained until July 1910. It is not known when Alfred joined the Army, but he enlisted into 1st/9th,Territorial Force, Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, based at Willesden Green. The Battalion was mobilised and sailed from Southampton on 30 October 1914, arriving at Bombay, India on 2 December 1914. Private Carter died on 7 September 1916. His name is listed on the War Memorial a few miles from the centre of Karachi, now in Pakistan. The Memorial commemorates 570 casualties who served in garrisons and died in the former India and were buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries, which are no longer maintained. At the time of Private Carterís death his mother was living at Northwood in Middlesex.
   
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