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William Leonard Carter

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William Leonard Carter (1877-1917)

1918 Obituary [1]

CAPTAIN WILLIAM LEONARD CARTER, R.E., was born in Shanghai in 1877, and was educated at St. Paul's School, London, continuing his studies in a technical direction at the Central Technical College.

He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the East Lancashire Regiment during the South African War.

Later he went to Hong-Kong to the China and Japan Telephone Company, of which he became the local agent and manager, a position which he held for about 13 years.

He was very interested in the formation of the Hong-Kong Local Centre of the Institution, becoming the first Chairman of the Local Centre in 1915.

Soon after the outbreak of war he became Adjutant of the Hong-Kong Volunteer Reserves, with the local rank of Captain. He resigned this post subsequently to become O/C, R.E. stores.

His death from enteric fever took place at the Military Hospital, Hong-Kong, on the 4th July, 1917.

He joined the Institution as a Student in 1897, was elected an Associate in 1898, an Associate Member in 1902, and a Member in 1913.

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