INDENTLieutenant Colonel Herbert Francis George Carter, born 1885, son of Brigadier General F.C.Carter, C.B., educated at Wellington College and Sandhurst, entered the K.O.Y.L.I. as 2nd Lieutenant 1904; Lieutenant, 1906 and Captain September 1914; arrived in France 25 October 1914 and due to heavy enemy attacks was temporarily commanding the 2nd Bn by the 31st - was appointed Bn. Adjutant 1 November; was wounded at Hooge 17th November; and was recommended by the Officer Commanding the Queen's Bays, (see letter in K.O.Y.L.I. Regimental History) which resulted in the first Military Cross to the Regiment. Attached to the 18th West Yorks as Temporary Major, he succeeded to the command of the Bn as Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 2 July 1916 following the death of Lieutenant Colonel Kennard on 1 July; the first day of the Somme Battle. (The West Yorkshire Regiment History Vol II refers to Carter on at least six occasions).
Lieutenant Colonel Carter, a 1st Class Interpreter (Russian) was sent to Vladivostock 1918 to train White Russians under Admiral Kulchak - he died at Vladivostock 28 February 1919 and is commemorated on the Vladivostock Memorial, Churkin Naval Russian Cemetery (Mentioned in Despatches four times, 17.2.1915; 28.1.1916; May 1917; 21.12.1917).