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DATE OF EM ACTION: 23/06/1911 Luton, Bedfordshire.
Very little is known about the life of Herbert Carter, a sewer worker for the Luton Corporation, who was involved in the attempted rescue of a fellow workman at the Luton Sewage Farm in June 1911.
On the 23rd June, 1911, Alfred Butterfield, a workman employed by the Luton Corporation, descended a sump hole at the Luton Sewage Farm, and was overcome by foul gas which had accumulated there. William Brandon immediately went to his rescue and descended the hole, but was overcome by the gas. In spite of the serious danger disclosed by the previous attempt at rescue, Herbert Carter, decided to make the descent, and, placing a handkerchief over his mouth, was lowered by two ropes into the hole. There he found that Butterfield was dead and Brandon
was unconscious. He placed a rope round Brandon, and they were both drawn to the surface. Carter then descended again, and attached a rope to the body of Butterfield.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.
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