John Carter Baxter (1883-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


John Carter Baxter was born on 30 April 1883, the son of Joe Baxter and his wife Mary Hannah (née Carter), and was baptised on 12 August 1883 at St. John, Golcar.

At the time of the 1891 Census, he was living with his grandmother Mary Carter.

He married Lily Ann Wardle on 24 January 1904 at St. John, Golcar.

John Carter Baxter

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BAXTER, JOHN CARTER. Private. No 201781. 18th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Husband of Lily Ann Baxter, 42 Spoutfield Terrace, Station Road, Golcar. Severely wounded in the shoulder whilst serving in France in June, 1918. Received treatment at Beech Street Military Hospital, Paddock. Towards the end of October, 1918, he contracted influenza, which developed into pneumonia, and he died on Saturday morning, 16.11.1918, at Beech Street Military Hospital, Paddock, aged 35 years. Buried with full military honours at St. JOHN'S CHURCHYARD, GOLCAR. Grave location:- H, south of Church, 9.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission