|Born||January 17, 1891|
|Died||May 15, 1952(aged 61)|
|Place of birth||Cardiff, Wales|
|Place of death||Poole, Dorset|
|Unit||The Royal Welch Fusiliers|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Cross of St. George (Russia)
Frederick Barter VC MC (17 January 1891 – 15 May 1952) was a Welsh recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He was 24 years old, and a company sergeant-major in the Special Reserve, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, British Army, attached to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 16 May 1915 at Festubert, France, Company Sergeant-Major Barter, when in the first line of German trenches, called for volunteers to enable him to extend our line, and with the eight men who responded, he attacked the German position with bombs, capturing three German officers, 102 men and 500 yards of their trenches. He subsequently found and cut 11 of the enemy's mine leads situated about 20 yards apart.
He later achieved the rank of captain. He was born in Cardiff.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- VCs of the First World War - The Western Front 1915 (Peter F. Batchelor & Christopher Matson, 1999)
- Burial location of Frederick Barter "Dorset"
- Location of Frederick Barter's Victoria Cross "Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum"
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