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Kimbolton - The Carter Brothers

Compiled and copyright © 2000 Phil Curme

Kimbolton is a treasure trove of World War 1 history and it has taken more than one page to do it justice.

The beautiful stained glass window commemorating brothers

(1) Lieutenant Henry Gordon Carter 8th Northumberland Fusiliers "who fell gloriously fighting against overwhelming odds at Suvla Bay on the 19th August 1915. Aged 25 years." Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey - and by this window in Kimbolton church.

(2) Private Firmin Gordon Carter19th Battalion The London Regiment "Killed in action when fighting gallantly for his King and Country at Eaucourt Le Abbaye on the Somme between the 29th September and 2nd October 1916, aged 20 years". CWGC records say 2nd October 1916. Son of Frank and Edith Jane Carter of Kimbolton. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.


Photographs Copyright © Phil Curme - 2000

25 June 2000

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