1. Memorial:Sandpits British CemeteryII. M. 3. Fouquereuil
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour23A GQS

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Family :

Only son of Charles Edward and Ada Victoria Cartman, of 18, Saunders St., Southport, Lancs.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/5 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 

1/5th Battalion August 1914 : in St Anne St, Liverpool. Part of Liverpool Brigade, West Lancashire Division. 22 February 1915 : landed at Le Havre and transferred to 6th Brigade, 2nd Division. 15 December 1915 : transferred to 99th Brigade in same Division. 7 January 1916 : transferred to 165th Brigade, 55th (West Lancashire) Division.

Action : The First Battles of the Somme 1918 and associated actions 

21 March - 4 July 1918. The Battles of the Somme in 1918 were mostly concerned with stemming the German advance which started in March 1918 and which made considerable gains in the Somme/Arras sector. Utilising surplus troops which had become available following the surrender of Russia after the October Revolution, the Germans gambled on a massive campaign that could win the war in the west before the USA could bring its resources to bear. Initial gains were in places spectacular but eventually dogged resistance coupled with supply problems and sheer exhaustion closed down the battle. Other attacks were launched along the front to probe the Allied defences but the same pattern of initial gains followed by stalemate prevailed. British casualties were almost 345,000.

Detail :

Probate: CARTMAN James Victor of 18 Saunder's-street Southport Lancashire merchant's clerk second lieutenant 5th battalion (attached 13th battalion) Kings Liverpool regiment died 19 June 1918 in France Administration (with Will) 8 August to Charles Edward Cartman wholesale piano agent. Effect £294 10s. 11d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Lodge of Harmony No. 1411 E.C.South America (South)

23rd June 1916
11th July 1916
12th September 1916

At the occasion of his ceremony of Raising, Bro. Cartman was witness to a report of an exchange of telegrams between the Lodge and Bro. Sir Ernest Shackleton. See Phoenix Masonry for further a peice of research by Leon Zeldis.

Extract: "On the next regular meeting of the Lodge of Harmony, on September 12, when Bro. James Victor Cartman was raised to the Sublime Degree of M. M., the Worshipful Master reported to the assembly the exchange of telegrams with Shackleton and the Secretary read out the messages. Although not recorded in the Minutes, evidently there was a sense in the Lodge that further attempts should be made to welcome the heroic explorer."

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