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Pte Robert Carter 9th Bn DLI Died 17/03/1916


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I am trying to find out more about the death of Private Robert Carter, 1/9th Bn Durham

Light Infantry (number 9-4218).

He was born in Spen, County Durham, died on the 17th March 1916, and is buried in

St Pauls Churchyard, Winlaton.

I was wondering if anybody had any information about his death. Was he wounded and died

of his wounds?

His MIC states he was only entitled to the BWM and the VM and has no date overseas so I am

not sure if he served in France or if something happened to him before he left. I think the 9th were

with the 50th Division who landed in France in April 1915, but Carter was clearly not with them,

although I am unsure as to when the 9th landed in France.

Any help would be fantastic,


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SDGW states;

Name: Robert Carter

Rank: Private

Number: 4218

Regt etc: Durham Light Infantry

Batt etc: 1/9th Battalion

Enlisted: Chopwell, Durham

Residence: Barlow, Durham

Died Date: 17 Mar 16

Died How: Died

Theatre: Home

Because he died at home he will have a British Death Certificate. Based on his entry on the CWGC this appears to be him:

March Quarter 1916

Carter Robert, Age 24, S. Stoneham, 2c 121

You can purchase it from here:



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Thanks for that. Where did you get the information from?

I was also wondering what S. Stoneham, 2c 121 related to.


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Hi Jonathan,

SDGW is the Soldiers Died Great War. I have it on CD though it is also available on Findmypast.com - a pay per view or subscription site.

The following is the registration information for his death certificate.

He died in the March Quarter of 1916

Carter Robert, Age 24, in Registration District S. Stoneham, Volume 2c Page 121.

If you want to purchase the certificate you need these details to provide to the GRO.

This site is available to search British Births, Deaths and Marriage indexes for free (though I found it on Ancestry): http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/


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Thanks for that.

I don't suppose anybody has the war diary for the 9th Bn which might

have information about where they were during early 1916?

Could they have been based near South Stoneham?


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