Reginald Carter

266935, Private, "D" Company, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment.

Died 28th November 1918 aged 23.

Reginald was born on the 21st December 1895, the son of George & Caroline Carter of the High Street, Walkern.

He was taken prisoner on the 31st July 1917, when the Hertfordshire Regiment suffered devastating losses at St. Julien on the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres, more commonly known as the Battle of Passchendaele.    He was held in the Niederzwehren camp where conditions were almost intolerable. Many prisoners were only given very rudimentary treatment for any wounds or infections that had received. Additionally, food was very meagre and many men died of malnutrition.

His brother, Arthur, died in France on the 29th May 1918.

Reginald is buried in the Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany. (4.M.7.)

Medal Entitlement: British War Medal & Victory Medal

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