Bombardier 62158 Herbert CARTER of the 15th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery, died on 30 August 1917; his age is not known. He is buried at Canada Farm Cemetery near Ieper (Ypres). Canada Farm Cemetery is located 8.5 kilometres north-west of Ieper town centre, on the Elzendammestraat, a road leading from the Veurnseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Elverdinge and on to Veurne.
Canada Farm Cemetery took its name from a farmhouse used as a dressing station during the 1917 Allied offensive on this front. Most of the burials are of men who died at the dressing station between June and October 1917. There are 907 First World War burials in the cemetery.
It was reported in the Framlingham Weekly News for Saturday 3rd April, 1915 that Herbert was one of six sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Carter of Hacheston serving the King and that Herbert's parents received an "appreciative letter" from Buckingham Palace dated March 25th, 1914. The letter states that "His Majesty much appreciates the spirit of patriotism which prompted this example in one family of devotion to their Sovereign and Empire". The Carter family was one of two Hacheston families receiving such letters; the other was Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hatcher who had 10 sons serving the King.
The following is a link to Herbert's page on the Commonwealth War Grave Commission website from where you can download Herbert's Commemorative Certificate.
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