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.
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 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.
Source – Ancestry – British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Framlingham Weekly News – Saturday 6th October 1917
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.