No 1 Convalescent Horse Depot, Royal Army Vet Corps attd 29th Infantry
Ex Police Constable’s Death in France
Shoeing Smith HW Carter, Army Veterinary Corps, who was before joining
the colours, was a police constable at Chippenham, has died at Rouen
Hospital after a short illness. He joined the Army Veterinary Corps on
January 22nd and went to France on February 1st, death-taking place on
March 2nd in the presence of his parents who live at Steeple Langford and
had been sent for. Shoeing Smith Carter was a single man aged 23. He has a
brother in the Machine Gun Corps who has been in France for a year and
nine months and has been wounded twice, and another brother (PC EG Carter)
who is in the Wiltshire Constabulary stationed at Trowbridge.
Wilts Times 10 March 1917
In affectionate memory of Herbert William Carter, Army Veterinary
Corps, who died at Rouen Hospital, France March 2nd 1917 aged 23.
From Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters.
Wilts Times 2 March 1918
Father was listed as a blacksmith in 1901