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WWI D.S.O./ORDER OF ST. SAVA GROUP OF 7 MEDALS TO LT. COL. H. ST. MAUR CARTER, R.A.M.C.

Distinguished Service Order G.V.R. in silver-gilt and enamel; 1914 Star & Bar to Capt. H. St. M. Carter. R.A.M.C.; WWI War Medal to Lt. Col. H. St. M. Carter; Victory Medal with M.I.D. Oakleaf to Lt. Col. H. St. M. Carter.; Serbian Order of St. Sava 3rd Class; Serbian Order of the Red Cross 1876; British Red Cross Society Medal for the Balkan Wars 1912-13, 2 clasps, Servia, Balkan Allies War Serbia 1913, silver-gilt and enamel, reverse inscribed, ‘Woislav M. Petrovitch’, hallmarked silver & enamel clasps of 'Servia' and 'Balkan Allies War Servia 1913', and ‘Balkan War 1912-13’ top bar, all in boxes of issue. Accompanied by cased gilt miniature of recipient and circular portrait photograph.
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Description

Herbert St. Maur Carter was born in 1878. Herbert was the son of Major Edward Augustus Carter, 1st Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters, and the Hon Mary Hannah Augusta Hemphill of Clifton House, Dublin, daughter of Charles Hemphill, 1st Baron Hemphill and educated at Framlingham College, Suffolk, England, before Trinity College, Dublin where he qualified M.B., B.Ch. with honours in 1904, proceeding to MD the same year. After qualifying he took up a position as House-Surgeon at the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin, however after passing his army surgical entry exams he took a regular commission with the Royal Army Medical Corps on 30 April 1904, serving as a Lieutenant on probation and being confirmed in the rank the following year on 2 July 1905. Between 1906–10 St. Maur Carter served in Malta as a General Surgeon, although between March 1907 until June 1908 he was deployed as a surgeon to the Island of Crete, being promoted to Captain on 30 January 1908. In 1912 Herbert served with the British Red Cross Commission in Serbia as an R.A.M.C. Surgeon Captain, commanding one of twelve Red Cross units during the First Balkan War. He then returned in 1913 as the British Red Cross Commissioner to Serbian forces until December 1913, and for his distinguished service during these operations he was made a Commander of the Serbian Order of St. Sava by the King of Serbia.

Herbert served in the 1st World War in France and Flanders with 5 Field Ambulance R.A.M.C., which was attached to the Second Division of the British Expeditionary Force, and was part of General Sir Douglas Haig's I Corps. He was Mentioned in Dispatches three times. On 23 June 1915, he was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order: "For distinguished service in the field". Promoted to Major on 1 July 1915, he was immediately promoted again to Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel and placed in command of 5 Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. On 10 Nov 1917 St. Maur Carter was sent to the Italian Front and attached to XIV Corps H.Q., which was based at Mantua, South of Milan, although with the Italian crisis over he returned to Western Front again where he remained until the end of the war. After the war in 1918 he was sent to India and was based at Army H.Q., where he helped co-ordinate the British and Indian Medical Services employed during the Third Afghan War. He then returned to the UK in 1923 and took up a position with Aldershot Command again as a senior specialist surgeon. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 27 Jan 1928, he was posted to Germany serving with the British Army of the Rhine (BOAR)). Herbert retired from the army in 1933 and settled in the village of Mortimer Common, Berkshire and during the Second World War he served locally as a senior ARP Medical Officer with the Civil Defence. He died on 10 February 1957, aged 78.

 

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