3902 Company Sergeant Major Frederick Barter

Name:Barter, Frederick
Rank:Company Sergeant Major
Date of Death:15/05/1953


Frederick was born in Cardiff on the 17th January 1891. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the 16th May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert. He gathered 8 volunteers to accompany him in attacking the German positions. They secured 500 yards of trench, cut 11 mine leads and captured 102 men & 3 officers. He was presented with his VC by King George V at Buckingham Palace on the 12th July. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in August of that year. He joined the Gurkha Rifles on the North West Frontier on the 18th May 1917. Frederick was awarded the Military Cross for his actions on the 10th April 1918 at El Kefr, Egypt. He retired from the army in 1922 with the rank of Captain. He served as a major in the Home Guard during World War Two. Frederick died on the 15th May 1953.


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