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Remembering my Great Uncle


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.....remembering 1st Lieutenant Grover Carter, USA, attached to BEF

the last entry in his personal diary, with my post note:

Oct. 14, 1918 – Nice sunny day & warm. To guns in a.m. & wagon lines in p.m. News good. Not to be here long.

Here Ends The Diary of Grover Carter

“Died 10-16-1918” is written in what appears to be Clara Mai Prather’s hand. Parvin Carter places Grover’s death at “near Bapaume” in a letter to Mr. C. L. Major, Ramer, Tennessee, dated Dec. 5, 1923. Quoting from the letter “Was killed in action while on duty night of October 16th, 1918 near Bapaume France due to high explosive shrapnel.” However, the last position mentioned by Grover was at Le Cateau which is east of Bapaume. Grover was buried in the American Cemetery, Flanders Field. In 1924 his body was returned the Oak Hill Cemetery, Selmer for reburial in the Carter family plot.

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