Museum of the Manchester Regiment
The Men Behind the Medals

Frederick J. Carter

Frederick J. Carter :

Frederick J. Carter : (L to R) British War Medal; Allied Victory Medal

(L to R) British War Medal; Allied Victory Medal

We don't know anything about Frederick's family or his early life.

Frederick served in the Manchester Regiment during the First World War. He was given the service number 53447. This number suggests he joined the Army during late 1916 or 1917. We don't know whether he volunteered for service or was conscripted. Under conscription it was not unusual for soldiers to be assigned to units with no connection to their local area.

We don't know which Battalion of the Manchester Regiment Frederick served with.

At some point Frederick was transferred to the Labour Corps. He was given a new service number: 565728.

We don't know what Frederick did in the Labour Corps, but the fact that he served in it tells us that he was not considered fit enough to be an infantryman in the front line any more.

Frederick survived the War, but his life afterwards is a mystery.

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