This page is part of 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.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- CARTER, JOHN WILFRED. 2nd Lieutenant. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 9.2.1891 in Kirkburton. Son of Councillor Wilfred Carter, shovel and shaft importer, and Selina (nee Jackson) Carter of Rose Cottage, Kirkburton. He gained a scholarship at King James' Grammar School, Almondbury, where he remained for five years. At the age of 16 he matriculated and, gaining other scholarships, went to Leeds University. At the age of 19 he earned his BA and was subsequently awarded a Gilchrist scholarship, with which he studied in Germany at Bonn and Leipzig Universities. On his return to England, in 1911, he was appointed German and French master at Leeds Central High School. On 26.8.1914, he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Killed in action in the Dardenelles, 7.8.1915. He was 23 years of age. He was originally buried in the vicinity of Salt Lake, however, following the reoccupation of the Gallipoli peninsula in 1919, his grave was unable to be located by the Imperial (later Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, and so today he is commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.