Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Gordon Carter

Ranks Held Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 24 March 1885
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, St Leonards
Death Date 11 July 1963
Death Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • 5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
  • 5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
  • 5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1918-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1917-12-28
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Description

Herbert Gordon Carter was born at Sydney, New South Wales, on 24 March 1885 to parents Herbert and Antoinette Carter. An electrical engineer by trade, he enlisted on 3 September 1914 at the age of 29. Enlisting with the 1st Infantry Battalion, Carter was appointed the rank of lieutenant. On 18 October 1914 he embarked from Sydney on HMAT Afric. His brother, Captain Robert Burnside Carter, also served during the First World War with the British Army.

Serving at Gallipoli in 1915, he was promoted to the rank of captain and then major that same year. In 1916 he was transferred to the 53rd Infantry Battalion and later the 5th Pioneer Battalion. In August 1916, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and took over command of the 5th Pioneer Battalion for the remainder of the First World War.

On 31 January 1917, Carter married Lydia Kate King from Orange, New South Wales, who was then working with the 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Southall, England. Carter received a mentioned in despatches three times and he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in January 1918. Herbert Carter returned to Australia on 5 April 1919.

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    01 January 1918 on page 28 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 846 at position 38
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    11 July 1919 on page 8833 at position 52
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 October 1919 on page 1654 at position 42
  • First World War Nominal Roll:

    Unit
    5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    28 December 1917 on page 13565 at position 117
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 April 1918 on page 843 at position 47
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15229 at position 17
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 879 at position 82
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    5th Australian Pioneer Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 24 March 1885
Date of enlistment 03 September 1914
Date of embarkation 18 October 1914
Date of recommendation honour or award 25 September 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 31 January 1919
Date returned to Australia 05 April 1919
Date of death 11 July 1963