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Snippets of the Manchester Regiment => Mack's Miscellany => Topic started by: mack on September 08, 2019, 06:24:41 PM

Title: just a few more days
Post by: mack on September 08, 2019, 06:24:41 PM
pte 201238 William carter
before the war,william worked for the wigan coal+iron company as a haulage hand at giants hall colliery,he was sent to france with the 1/5th manchesters and saw much action,winning the MM along the way,in October 1917 he was wounded and shipped home to recover,after recovering,he was posted to filey camp to bring him back up to full strength,on 2nd November 1918 he died in filey hospital after accidentally being shot by a sergeant who was cleaning his rifle.
educated at st.johns catholic school,wigan
resided 10 st.anns square,coppull
buried with full military honours in wigan cemetery.grave ref. I.RC.695

9 more days and he would have seen peace for the first time in 3yrs