General B.C. Carter

Author: Sandra Copas
Date published: 11/06/2011
© Sandra Copas

Beresford Cecil Molyneux Carter was born at Eltham, Kent in 1872. His father was Colonel Hartley “Harry” Molyneux Carter of Paulton, Somerset, who married Emily France Howard, 26th August, 1871, Naini Tal, India.

They had three other children – Althea Beryl Molyneux Carter (b.1875), Philip Lane Molyneux Carter (b.1878), and Cleary George Molyneux Carter (b.1882). [Information from “Kent Family Garden” online].

B.C. Carter married Bertha Isobel Ada Baines at St. Philip’s Church, Kensington in 1905. Her father, Captain Edgar Francis Eardley Baines was in the Indian medical service [“BMJ” entry and note of family]
His military career is described by John Bourne in “Lions Led by Donkeys”.
His brother, Captain Cleary George Molyneux Carter was at Sandhurst in 1901 and was killed in action in 1914.
His brother-in-law, Lieutenant J.K.M. Baines was killed in action in 1916.
B.C. Carter was living at Ingleside, St John’s Road, Newbury at the time of his death in 1923. Isobel was at 2 Oak View, Whitchurch, Tavistock when she died in 1963.

Sources:Sandra Copas, Kent Family Garden

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