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 Death Announcements 1845-1854

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Surname  Carter    
First names  John    
Rank / occupation  Colonel    
View all other items of "Unit" with value "79th Foot" in "Death Announcements 1845-1854" Unit  79th Foot    
Death date  6 Aug 1845    
Place of death  Exeter    
Source  Gentleman's Magazine    
Date  Nov 1845    
Page number  545    
Detail  At Exeter, aged 63, Colonel John Carter, K.H. unattached late of the 79th foot. He entered the 84th as Ensign at the Cape of Good Hope in 1796; accompanied that regiment to the East Indies in 1798; obtained a company in 1806, a majority in 1813, and returned to England in 1816, after twenty years' absence on foreign service. He served in the Mahratta campaign, and in command of the grenadiers at the taking of the Isle of France. He afterwards exchanged to the 72nd, with which he served at the Cape. He was appointed Lieut.-Col. of the 1st foot in 1827; Colonel in the army 1838, and Lieut.-Colonel of the 79th foot, 1841.    
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