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Captain, 4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

Died of wounds 8th August 1916, age 26.

Buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, France.

Former student of engineering.


 

Carlton was born on 24th October 1889 at Jamalpur, India to Sir William Collingwood, District Locomotive Superintendent (Allahabad District) on the East Indian Railway. He was educated at Charterhouse School where he was a member of the shooting eight for three years and in 1907 captained them to 2nd place in the Ashburton Shield. He also boxed for the school at Aldershot in the feather weight class. He was living at Newton-le-Willows when as an apprentice engineer he enrolled aged 20 in 1910-11 for the 2nd Year Engineering Apprentice course at The Tech. After serving his apprenticeship at Messrs. Armstrong, Whitworth of Manchester he moved to Vulcan Foundary Company where he was appointed assistant manager in 1913. In July 1913 he married May Campbell Carnegie Cavendish and in February 1915 they had a son, William Alexander Carlton.

Having joined the South Lancashire Regiment in 1909 he was commissioned as a Lieutenant on the outbreak of war and died serving on the Somme in August 1916.