Henry John Carter, son of Thomas James and Amy Carter, of Corbets Tey, Upminster, Essex, enlisted into The Royal Artillery and then volunteered for the airborne forces.
Gunner Carter successfully undertook Glider training and was posted to 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery.
He took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel. Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Gnr Carter.
Gnr Carter died at sea on 10 September 1943, aged 29.
He is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.
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