Hacheston Parents’ Letter from The King

Following on from my blog post last week about the HATCHER brothers from Hacheston whose father Edgar received a letter from the King, the other family mentioned in that letter was the CARTER family, who also had six sons serving in World War 1 by 1915.

FWN 3rd April  1915 Charles HATCHER

Framlingham Weekly News – Saturday 3rd April 1915

I have therefore now looked to see if any of these CARTER sons are named on the Hacheston War Memorial and have found Herbert CARTER’s name.

Bombardier Herbert CARTER 62158 H.Q.15th Brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery died on the 30th August 1917 aged 28 – Remembered with Honour at Canada Farm Cemetery.

Herbert CARTER 1917


Herbert was the son of George and Harriet CARTER who lived at 16 Turnpike Road in Hacheston. George CARTER was born in Wivenhoe in Essex and married Eliza Harriet OSBORNE in the June quarter of 1872 in the Plomesgate Registration District in Suffolk.

Herbert CARTER WW1 Medal Card

Source – Ancestry – British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920

Framlingham Weekly News - Saturday 06 October 1917

Framlingham Weekly News – Saturday 6th October 1917

FWN Hacheston War Memorial Saturday 27th September 1919

Framlingham weekly News – Saturday 27th September 1919

Following this discovery I now intend to research both the HATCHER and CARTER families in more detail, especially the World War 1 service of these Hacheston sons, having already found some distant connections to my own family tree.

Simon Last

http://www.charnwood-genealogy.com     charnwoodresearch@virginmedia.com

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2 Responses to Hacheston Parents’ Letter from The King

  1. Val Duffell says:

    Quite by chance, I have come across your website. George and Eliza Carter are my maternal great grandparents. My grandmother was Ellen Carter, born 3rd May,1888 and therefore sister of the above named Herbert Carter. I have only done a little research, concentrating on the maternal line but have yet to discover any information about my grandmother’s siblings. Hence my interest in your findings. My grandmother Ellen, died in 1981.

    • Hi Val, Many thanks for the information about your links to the Carter family from Hacheston and if I can help you with any further information on the family or copies of the newspaper articles please just let me know.
      Kind regards

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