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Sgt Reginald Carter
Donated by Linda Elkins-Schmitt

Reginald Gordon Carter, Sergeant, 798635, W.Op./Air Gnr.608 Sqdn.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Born Ship’s Island, Greenspond, Bonavista Bay, on 15 Feb 1922 to Alan & Leonora (nee Elkins) Carter. According to family information, as soon as he turned 18 years of age, Reg left his family in Corner Brook and joined the Air Force. He went overseas in 1940 and was killed in action, in North Africa, during a reconnaissance flight with troops from Australia and New Zealand, on Sunday, 23 May, 1943, at the age of 21.

He never married or had any children, and his name appears on the family headstone in the Anglican Cemetery, Townsite, Corner Brook, along with the inscription “made the supreme sacrifice”. His grave is in El Alia Cemetery, Algeria (Grave Reference/Panel Nr: 12. G. 22).

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