William Leonard Carter

William Leonard Carter, R.E. (1877 – 4 July 1917) was a British businessman and army officer.

William Leonard Carter
Died4 July 1917(1917-07-04) (aged 39–40)
Hong Kong
Alma materSt. Paul's School, London
army officer

Early life


He was born in Shanghai in 1877 was educated at St. Paul's School, London. He continued his studies in technical direction at the Central Technical College.[1]

Carter served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the East Lancashire Regiment during the South African War. Later he moved to Hong Kong and joined the China and Japan Telephone Company as a local agent and manager for 13 years. He was keen on forming the Hong Kong Local Centre of the Institution and became the first Chairman of the Local Centre in 1915.[1]

Army officer


He became Adjutant of the Hong Kong Volunteer Reserves with the local rank of Captain during the First World War. He later resigned from the post and became the officer commanding of the Royal Engineers stores.[1]



He died from enteric fever at the Military Hospital in Hong Kong on 4 July 1917.[1] He was buried at the Hong Kong Cemetery.


  1. ^ a b c d Obituary Notices. p. 537. doi:10.1049/jiee-1.1918.0041.