CARTER, William

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PLY/X 109971
Born: 
Monday, March 3, 1924
Place of Birth: 
Preston, Lancashire
Died : 
Thursday, March 22, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 
William Carter 41 Royal Marine Commando
Marine William Carter, from Preston, died during operations in Holland [1][ia]
 
William Carter, an apprentice joiner and former pupil of  Deepdale Council School, joined the Royal Marines from the Home Guard in 1942 and served in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He was previously wounded at Normandy on D Day [2].
 
Sources
[1] CWGC.
[1a] Registers Of Reports Of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/128.
[2] Lancashire Evening Post - Tuesday 29 May 1945. 
[Image] © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.
 
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