12 May 2017


Sometimes people make it really hard to find them in records. But Henry CARTER is a great example of how using genealogical sources can assist general historians with their work. I searched fruitlessly for information on 2046 Henry CARTER. But using information in his attestation records I was able to track him down via Ancestry. His real name was Levi Lot(t) John CARTER in South Australia. Once I was able to identify his correct name, it became, unsurprisingly, much easier to find information about him in the archives. Although his supposed service during the Boer War is proving difficult to verify. It's likely that he changed his name to distance himself from earlier troubles with the law. His bio is now completed, as is that of his son, 4156 Frank George CARTER.

Both seem to have only had tentative ties to the Stockton community but both are commemorated on the St Pauls Church of England Roll of Honour.

Photo credit: "LATE MISS WINNIE CARTER,"  The Newcastle Sun 16 June 1919: 3. Web. 12 May 2017 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162562015>.


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