Biography

Birth date: 1891
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Ashfield
Death date: 1962
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Mudgee
Final rank: Captain
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps

Robert Burnside Carter left Sydney on 22 March 1915 to join the Royal Army Medical Corps in England with several other young Australian doctors. His brother, Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Gordon Carter also served in the First World War with the Australian Imperial Force. A doctor by profession, Carter was made a temporary lieutenant on 23 March 1915.

Sometime after its formation in September 1915, he was transferred to the Royal Field Artillery of the 123rd Brigade of the British Army as its regimental medical officer. Along with the 122nd and 124th Brigades, the 123rd Brigade was part of the 41st Division, a new division formed at the beginning of the war that was deployed to France in May 1916. The division participated in the Battles of the Somme (1916), the Battle of Messines (1917), the Battles of Ypres (1917), the First Battles of the Somme (1918), the Battles of the Lys (1918), and the final advance in Flanders (1918). Robert Carter's award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette on 3 June 1919.

Rolls and Awards

Private Record

Carter, Robert Burnside, MC (Captain, b.? - d.1962)

Collection relating to service of Captain Robert Burnside Carter MC, 123 Brigade Royal Field Artillery, England and France, 1915-1918. Collection includes extracts and copies of letters written home to family in Sydney, Australia. Copies made 1930 by H. G. Carter, father of Captain Robert... Maker: Carter, Robert Burnside

1DRL/0193 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Extracts from letters by Robert Burnside Carter to his Family, 1915-1918

Handwritten extracts from letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Robert Burnside Carter MC, 123rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. The original letters were written by Robert Carter to his family in Sydney, Australia, between 23 March 1915 and 6 October 1918. In these extracts,...

RCDIG0000221

Timeline

Date of birth 1891
Date of death 1962