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Harold George Carter

In memory of:

Private Harold George Carter

April 20, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

454482

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

73rd Battalion

Additional Information


Born:

March 26, 1894
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 3, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Son of George H. and Milly Carter Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 603 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VILLERS STATION CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

X. A. 7.

Location:

Villers-au-Bois is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 11 kilometres north-west of Arras. The VILLERS STATION CEMETERY is about 2 kilometres north-west of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Canavan to Caswell. Microform Sequence 18; Volume Number 31829_B016727. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 162.  Page 703 of 1004.
  • Memorial– Private Harold George Carter is also commemorated at the Shot at Dawn Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, UK - May 2019 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Private Harold George Carter is also commemorated at the Shot at Dawn Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, UK - May 2019 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Photo from Glen E. Carter. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Harold G. Carter– Harold G. Carter
  • Memorial Cross for Harold G. Carter– Memorial Cross
  • Book Excerpt– Extract from "Vimy" by Pierre Berton, ISBN 0-7710-1339-6.
  • Book Excerpt 2– Extract from "Vimy" by Pierre Berton, ISBN 0-7710-1339-6.
  • Book Excerpt 3– Extract from "Vimy" by Pierre Berton, ISBN 0-7710-1339-6.
  • Book Excerpt 4– Extract from "Vimy" by Pierre Berton, ISBN 0-7710-1339-6.
  • World War I memorial tablet– World War One memorial tablet set in the chancel screen at St. Paul's (Anglican),  Toronto, Ontario.  The screen is in three sections, with the two outside sections displaying the tablets.  The chancel screen includes statues of twelve historic figures including Admiral Earl Beatty, King George V, Earl Kitchener, Marshal Foch, Earl Haig, and Lord Byng of Vimy.  The screen was the work of Messrs. J. Wippell & Co., of Exeter, England.

The great chancel war memorial windows are located above. These are inscribed:   "To the Greater Glory of God and in Everlasting Remembrance of the Men of St. Paul's Parish who gave their lives in Defence of Justice, Liberty and Truth, A.D. 1914-1919."  They were unveiled in 1921 by the Governor-General of Canada, Baron Byng of Vimy.  Another World War One memorial window in honour of the men named on the tablets is located on the east wall of the Nave.  The panels include fragments of glass from 70 buildings in the war zones.  It was unveiled by Baron Byng of Vimy in 1922.  Both windows were manufactured by Robert McCausland Ltd. of Toronto
  • Inscription– World War One memorial tablet, St. Paul's (Anglican), Bloor St. East, Toronto, Ontario.  One of two memorial tablets set within a spectacular carved alabaster chancel screen.  Erected in memory of the men of St. Paul's who died during the first World War and unveiled in March 1926.   Each alabaster tablet incorporates mosaic work depicting kneeling angels holding a laurel wreath and a torch.  Seventy-six names in total were listed by date of death.   Inscribed:  'IN CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE', and from The Very Reverend Cyril Alington:   'And us they trusted. We the task inherit / The unfinished task for which their lives were spent / But leaving us a portion of their spirit / They gave their witness and they died content.'
  • Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel– Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Francophonie), Lib.) about the 23 soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force  who ¿were lawfully executed for military offences such as desertion and, in one case, cowardice¿ announcing that ¿the names of these 23 volunteers will be entered into The First World War Book of Remembrance along with those of their colleagues. Adding the names of these citizen soldiers to the pages of this sacred book, which lies in the Memorial Chamber not far from here, will be a fair and just testament to their service, their sacrifice and our gratitude forevermore.¿  Part 1
  • Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel– Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Francophonie), Lib.) Part 2.  Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mr. Roy Bailey– Statement by Mr. Roy Bailey (Souris-Moose Mountain, Canadian Alliance). Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mr. Louis Plamondon– Statement by Mr. Louis Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Bécancour, BQ) Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mr. Peter Stoffer– Statement by Mr. Peter Stoffer (Sackville-Musquodoboit Valley-Eastern Shore, NDP) Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mrs. Elsie Wayne– Statement by Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, PC/DR) Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Attestation Papers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.
  • Attestation Papers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.

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