Nelson Victor Carter VC

Nelson Victor Carter (09/04/1887 – 30/06/1916) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions  on 30 June 1916 at Boar’s Head, Richebourg l’Avoue, France.

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Supplement: 29740. Page: 8870 reads:

“For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack he was in command of the fourth wave of the assault. Under intense shell and machine gun fire he penetrated, with a few men, into the enemy’s second line and inflicted heavy casualties with bombs. When forced -to retire to the enemy’s first line, he captured a machine gun and shot the gunner with his revolver. Finally, after carrying several wounded men into safety, he was himself mortally wounded and died in a few . minutes. His conduct throughout the day was magnificent.”

He is buried in the Royal Irish Rifles Churchyard, Lavente, France.

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