John Carter (police officer)

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Lieutenant-Colonel John Fillis Carré Carter CBE (11 January 1882–14 July 1944) was Assistant Commissioner "A" of the London Metropolitan Police, responsible for administration and uniformed policing, from 1 November 1938[1] to September 1940.[2]

Carter was the son of Major Charles Carré Carter (1850–1888) of the Royal Engineers. He was educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Having passed out as Queen's Cadet, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant into the Indian Staff Corps on 28 July 1900.[3][4] He served in Waziristan in 1901–1902 and was seconded to the Indian Police Service in Burma in 1905. He was promoted Lieutenant on 28 October 1902, and Captain on 28 July 1909 (by which time he was serving with the 35th Sikhs).[5] In the First World War he served as a GSO2 (staff officer)[6] on the Imperial General Staff, reaching the rank of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel[7] and being mentioned in despatches twice. In 1915 he married Gwendolyn Marjorie Georges; they had a son, Captain John Ralph Carré Carter, and a daughter, Joan M. Carter.

He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1919, although he did not formally retire from the army until 1921.[8] He worked for the Directorate of Intelligence, where he was Assistant Director under Basil Thomson.[9] He was then appointed Deputy Assistant Commissioner on 24 October 1922. In 1933 he took command of No.2 District (North-West London), based at Paddington.

In 1923, Carter was made a Cavalier of the Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus by the King of Italy.[10] He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1925 Birthday Honours.[11]

Carter died in Tavistock, Devon, aged 62.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "no. 34566". The London Gazette. 1 November 1938. p. 6813. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  2. ^ "no. 34940". The London Gazette. 6 September 1940. p. 5406. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  3. ^ "no. 27214". The London Gazette. 27 July 1900. p. 4656. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  4. ^ "no. 27398". The London Gazette. 17 January 1902. p. 392. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  5. ^ "no. 28294". The London Gazette. 5 October 1909. p. 7357. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  6. ^ "(Supplement) no. 30558". The London Gazette. 5 March 1918. p. 2849. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  7. ^ "(Supplement) no. 31094". The London Gazette. 31 December 1918. p. 65. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  8. ^ "no. 32380". The London Gazette. 5 July 1921. p. 5360. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  9. ^ Wilson, Ray; Adams, Ian (2015). Special Branch: A History: 1883-2006. London: Biteback Publishing. 
  10. ^ "no. 32801". The London Gazette. 2 March 1923. p. 1493. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  11. ^ "(Supplement) no. 33053". The London Gazette. 2 June 1925. p. 3775. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 

References[edit]

Police appointments
Preceded by
First incumbent
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, No.2 District, Metropolitan Police
1933–1938
Succeeded by
G. H. B. De Chair
Preceded by
James Whitehead
Assistant Commissioner "A", Metropolitan Police
1938–1940
Succeeded by
John Nott-Bower