Born: 1874, Ipswich.

Died: 24th October 1915; age 41; collasped and died of cerebral hemorrhage in Henslow Road, Ipswich.

DEATH IN THE STREET – On Sunday evening James Walter Carter, Landlord of The Shannon beerhouse, St. George’s Street, died suddenly in Henslow Road at about 5:30 p.m. The deceased was taken to his home shortly afterwards by Corpl. Ellem and others. In an inquest on Monday death was attributed to cerebral hemorrhage. Diss Express – 29th October 1915.

Residence: ‘Shannon Inn’ 23, St. George Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Landlord and Licensed Victualler.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 36083.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 5th Battery.

Labour Corps, 649275.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James Sewell Carter & Emma Carter; husband of Nellie Mary Carter, of 86, Surrey Road, Ipswich.




1881 Lincolnshire Buildings, Upper Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


James was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Sewell Carter, 55, a Labourer, born Ipswich.

Emma Carter (nee Watson), 31, born Caston, Norfolk.

Emma Susannah Laura Carter, 10, born Wicklewood, Norfolk.

Alice Caroline Carter, 8, born Ipswich.

Albert Edward Carter, 5, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Rosanna Carter, 3, born Ipswich.


1891   65, Harland Street, Ipswich.


James was 17 years old, an Iron Turner & Fitter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 66, a Weighbridge Officer & Clerk.

Emma, 41.

Alice, 18, a Dressmaker.

Albert, 15, an Office Boy.

Gertrude, 13, a Dressmaker.


1901   Military, Stanhope & Wellington Lines, Aldershot, Hampshire.


James was 28 years old, a Soldier ranked Bombardier in the 92nd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. His wife was with him.

Nellie 22.


1911   ‘Shannon Inn’ 23, St. George Street, Ipswich.

James was 37 years old, a Beer House Keeper – Licensed Victualler. He was married and head of the household.

Nellie, 33.

James, 7.


James’s father, James Sewell Carter, died in January 1900, after a long and painful illness, at his home at 65, Harland Street, Ipswich.


On Christmas Day, 1900, at St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich, James married Nellie Mary Bradley, born June 1878, Ipswich – daughter of the late (died 1881) Charles William Bradley, a stone mason, and Lydia Bradley (nee Salter), of 24, Upper Barclay Street, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

James William Carter, born December 1904, Ipswich.


On Wednesday, 20th January 1915, at Ipswich, James was tried at the Winter Assizes, before The Hon. Sir Thomas Gardner Horridge, KT., Justice of the High Court of Justice. James was 41 years old, a Soldier, with the degree of 5 for education – date of the warrant 11th January 1915 signed by the Mayor of Ipswich, J.D. Cobbold, Esq. “Having received divers sums of money amounting together to £10 for and on account of Albert Ernest Plum and others the committee appointed by the members of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes’, unlawfully and fraudulently converting the same to his own and benefit, at Ipswich, on 16th November, 1914.” Verdict of the Jury – Not Guilty – Order of the Court – Discharged.


Evening Star – Friday, 29th October 1915 – SOLDIER’S FUNERAL AT IPSWICHThe funeral took place in the afternoon on Thursday, 28th October 1915, at Ipswich Cemetery, of Gunner James Walter Carter, of the 5th Battery R.F.A., Ipswich. The deceased died suddenly whilst walking through Henslow Road. Full military honours were supplied by the 5th Battery, including a firing party, buglers, gun carriage, and team of six black horses, in charge of Sergeant Taylor, and a following party of the Post Office Rifles, under Bandmaster Clow, rendered suitable music from the house in George Street to the Cemetery. The service at the Cemetery was conducted by the Reverend C. Howard, of St. Matthew’s Church, acting as Chaplain since the death of Canon W. E. Fletcher. Three volleys were fired, and the buglers sounded the Last Post. There were a large number of floral tributes, including those from Officers of the 5th Battery. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son, the Government contractors.


Soldiers’ Effects to Nellie Mary Carter – widow.


At the Fall of Singapore, 15th February 1942, James’s son, James Walter Carter, a Sergeant, 7356933 for the Royal Army Medical Corps was captured. James was a Butcher, his next of kin was his mother, Mrs. Nellie Mary Carter, of 86, Surrey Road, Ipswich.


Field Artillery, 5th Brigade:http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-royal-artillery-in-the-first-world-war/

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