Topic: Horace Totara Tawa Carter (1895-1959)

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Horace Totara Tawa Carter, known as 'Tawa', was wounded during World War I.

Horace Totara Tawa Carter was born in Kimbolton in 1859. His parents were Robert Henry and Sarah Carter (nee Thompson) who married in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1874.

He served during World War I as did his brother, Ernest Hunter Carter.

In 1917 he married Sarah Ellen McAteer.

He died in Wellington on 3 October 1959 and was cremated at Karori Cemetery.



Cenotaph (Auckland War Memorial Museum).

Katikati Burial Records and Headstones (1991) New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Tauranga Group.

Military Personnel File (Archives New Zealand).

The Pioneers, Settlers and Families of Katikati and District (2012) by Christine Clement and Ellen McCormack (pp. 49-50).

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Horace Totara Tawa Carter (1895-1959)

Note:Service Number: 12/1583
First Names:Horace Totara Tawa
Last Name:Carter
Date of Birth:1895
Place of Birth:Kimbolton
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:3 October 1959
Place of death:Wellington
Place of burial:Karori Cemetery
Spouses name:Sarah Ellen McAteer
Spouses date of birth:29 May 1895
Spouses date of death:6 October 1973
Date of marriage:1917
Fathers name:Robert Henry Carter
Fathers date of birth:1853
Fathers place of birth:Stokesley, Yorkshire, England
Fathers date of death:1939
Fathers place of death:Hamilton, New Zealand
Mothers name:Sarah Thompson
Mothers date of birth:c1855
Mothers place of birth:Adelaide, South Australia
Mothers date of death:1933
Mothers place of death:Hamilton, New Zealand
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)