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Carpenter, Herbert Montague Soames

Captain  Herbert Montague Soames Carpenter, aged 31, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, the elder son of Major and Mrs H. Carpenter, of Fleurbaix, Esher, Surrey, was killed on July 6. Educated at King’s College School (where he was in the Cadet Corps), he chose the Stock Exchange for a career. He gained a silver cup as a heavy weight boxer, and in the football field he got his caps with the Molesey and Old King’s Rugby Football Clubs. He joined the Kingston Rowing Club in 1902, and rowed for his club at Henley, 1912. He was elected honorary secretary in 1912 and captain in 1914, which position he held at the time of his death. He also served three years in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, his gun team winning the heavy gun loading competition. He was given his commission as second lieutenant in September, 1914, being made lieutenant in the following November, and obtained his captaincy in May, 1915, after a course at Camberley Staff College, where he was specially mentioned for tactics.   Times 17/07/16


First name(s)Herbert Montague Soames
Date of birth1885
Place of birthSouthampton District
Family details

Elder son of Mrs. and the late Major H. Carpenter, of "Fleurbaix," Elm Tree Avenue, Esher, Surrey.

Previous educationKing's College School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Engineering
Military unitDuke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 10th Bn
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)


Age at death31
Rank at deathCaptain
Burial placeBecourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt
Commemoration(s)Added to King's College War Memorial in 2012; Stock Exchange Roll of Honour
SourcesKing’s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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