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Lieutenant H.C Edwards-Carter, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, late Kimberley Rifles; latterly the Deputy Commandant-General of the Legion of Frontiersmen

Cape of Good Hope General Service 1880-97
Bechuanaland (Pte HC Carter, Kimberley Rifles)
British War Medal 1914-20 (SLt HC Edwards-Carter, RNVR)
Legion of Frontiersmen Meritorious Service Medal (Legion Colonel HC Edwards-Carter)

Henry Cecil Carter was born on 27 July 1878. He served as a Private in the Kimberley Rifles, 1896-97 and was awarded the Cape of Good Hope G.S.M. with clasp for Bechuanaland. Taking the surname ‘Edwards-Carter’, during the Great War he became a Captain in the 12th Reserve Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in October 1914. He transferred to the R.N.V.R. as a Sub-Lieutenant in July 1918, becoming a Lieutenant in July 1919. During his time in the R.N.V.R. he served as an officer on H.M.Ships Gunner and Gretna. His temporary commission and rank in the R.N.V.R. was terminated in December 1919 due to his being medically unfit through asthma. He married Louise Puttick on 16 January 1919. Having become a member of the Legion of Frontiersmen, he later attained the rank of Deputy Commandant-General of the Legion. Edwards-Carter died suddenly at his home in Grosvenor Square, London on 26 January 1934, aged 55 years.
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