Eastbourne WW1 Hero Honoured In Hailsham

Wednesday 6th July 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Nelson Carter Hailsham

Eastbourne Victoria Cross recipient, Nelson Carter, has been honoured in Hailsham.

Mayor, Cllr Pat Hearn, joined with Hailsham’s Mayor, Cllr Nigel Coltman, unveiled The Twin Plaque at the War Memorial, where he appears in the Role of Honour, in the presence of Nelson’s descendants.

Cllr Hearn said, “I am proud and privileged to be asked to join the Mayor of Hailsham and the people to be at the unveiling.”

The unveiling and blessing of the memorial stone was carried out by Hailsham Parish Church Associate, Vicar Stan Tomalin.

Company Sergeant Major Nelson Carter, who was born in Eastbourne, spent much of his life in Hailsham. He died in 1916 at the age of 29, when he was fatally wounded, saving his comrades in France during the First World War.

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