Sergeant Anthony Edward CARTER

Service No: 402012
Born: Sydney NSW, 1 April 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 April 1940
Unit: No. 216 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: The Second Libyan Campaign (No. 216 Squadron Bombay aircraft L5811), 23 January 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Reginald Allen Carter and Edith Helen Carter, of Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Column 266, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Bombay L5811 was on a transport task when the aircraft was shot down and landed in a minefield at Antelat, Libya.

Those on board L5811 were:

Flying Officer James Nicholas Gordon Bateman (88435) (RAFVR) (Pilot) PoW
Flight Sergeant John Robert Bell (404137) (Wireless Air Gunner) PoW, Discharged from the RAAF: 25 January 1946
Sergeant Anthony Edward Carter (402012) (Observer)
Aircraftman Class I W Hutchison (1125060) (RAFVR) (Flight Mechanic) PoW
Leading Aircraftman L D F Llewellyn (650846) (RAF) (Flight Mechanic) PoW
Sergeant J H Price* (R/67718) (RCAF) PoW
Flying Officer Frank Edward Wilcox (84295) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot) PoW
Flight Sergeant R M Wilson* (RAF) PoW

* These members are not listed on the copy of the initial casualty message on Flight Sergeant Bell’s NAA Casualty File.

L5811 was accompanied by a No. 216 Squadron DH86 aircraft which was also lost with the following crew members:

Flight Lieutenant Ernest George Lionel Pelling (41055) (RAF) (Pilot) PoW
Leading Aircraftman E W Walker (918705) (RAFVR) (Flight Mechanic) PoW


Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 402012; A705 16/5/811 (Bell J R 404137)

Book Now Book Now