Carpenter, Edward Berry

He was the son of the Reverend Edward Stanley Carpenter, of Highcliffe Vicarage, Hampshire and came to Winchester from Sandroyd School. He was three years Head of his House, a Commoner Prefect and in Sixth Book: he played for two years in Commoner VI and one year in Lords, and edited the Wykehamist. In 1905 he went up to University College, Oxford, and in 1908 was elected President of Junior Common Room. He graduated with Honours in the Final Classical School in 1909 and the same year passed into the Home Civil Service.

For three years he was Secretary to the Chairman of Customs and Excise and in his spare time studied law, being called to the Bar by the Inner Temple. As soon as war broke out he tried to obtain a commission but a month passed before he could persuade his employers to release him. He was then gazetted to the Plymouth Battalion of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, which formed part of the Royal Naval Division, and sailed for the Dardanelles in February 1915, taking part in the landing at Gallipoli on April 25th. He was wounded on May 10th, but in spite of that went out the same day with a brother officer and rescued one of his men under heavy fire. He returned to Gallipoli on July 11th and on August 17th fell mortally wounded. He died next day and was buried at sea off Cape Helles.


War: World War 1

  • Surname: Carpenter
  • Forenames or initials: Edward Berry
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1899-1905
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry
  • Date of Birth: 25th April 1886
  • Date of Death: 18th August 1915
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Buried at sea and commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 7