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Surname CARTER
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Herbert E
Regimental Number 342
Unit Name 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Murray: Herbert, attached Pioneer Corps 21.4.1900.
Source:# 389 Lance Corporal, Queen's South Africa medal and 5 clasps (Jbg. DH CC OFS & SA02) to Aust. Mounted Pioneer Corps.
B5207: 2ACH(Vic).
URL1: War memorial Inglewood Vic.
B5177: miner aged 19.
B5179: miner from Inglewood Vic.
Source:# 1206A financial member of S. African Soldiers' Association of Vic. in 1958, HE CARTER 2VMR, PO Box 22 Tocumwal NSW.
URL3: Pte. Carter of Inglewood Vic. returned per 'Harlech Castle', unable to attend welcome home to town and F Coy. Rangers c10.12.1900 because of family engagements.
Source:# 1433 CARTER Herbert E born Tocumwal 1881.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 239
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 389
B5207: National Archives of Australia series B5207
B5177: National Archives of Australia series B5177
B5179: National Archives of Australia series B5179 item A
B4418: National Archives of Australia series B4418
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 1206A
Argus: Melbourne Argus newspaper date(s) 10.12.1900
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 1433
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Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
Colin Roe

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