World War I
Ramsden Bellhouse
William Carter

William Carter was born in Curragh Camp, Dublin and enlisted in Ilford, although he actually lived in part of Billericay, called Ramsden Bellhouse.

William was the son of William Carter of 'Lyndhurst' in the village, and he was a Gunner in the 123rd Heavy Battery, 88th Brigade Royal Garrison Artillery, part of the Third Army, (service number 34833). In 1914 it consisted of one 4-gun battery of 60-lbr guns per Division.
source RGA researcher Alan
The Batteries were usually clustered into formations known variously as RGA Brigades or Heavy Artillery Groups He was killed in action 19th April 1915 probably from the date on the attack on Hill 60 althought at time of writing location of the Brigade is uncertain , aged 21 and was buried in the Ypres Town Extension cemetery.
YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, close to the Menin Gate, was used from October 1914 to May 1915, and once in 1918. The cemetery contains 145 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, grouped in plots among the civil graves. The EXTENSION, on the east side of the town cemetery, was also begun in October 1914 and was used until April 1915, and on two further occasions in 1918. The extension was much increased after the Armistice when 367 graves were brought in from small cemeteries and isolated positions east and north of Ypres.
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