JOSEPH HENRY CARTER (1894 - 1971)
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER, 
CAPE CLEVELAND, NEAR TOWNSVILLE, QLD,
THEN LADY ELLIOT ISLAND, QLD
MEMBER OF VOLUNTARY AIR OBSERVER CORPS
DURING WW2

 

Joseph Henry Carter was a member of the Volunteer Air Observer Corps during WW2. He was the lighthouse keeper at Cape Cleveland near Townsville from 1939 to 1943. It is quite possible that many other lighthouse keepers around Australia were VAOC members during WW2.

Jospeh's family had to leave the lighthouse at Cape Cleveland in 1942 because of the war. Then in 1943, Joseph moved to Lady Elliot Island, about eighty kilometres off the coast of Bundaberg where his family was allowed to join him again.

In mid 2002, Joseph Carter's family received a Certificate of Thanks for his service to the V.A.O.C. from the Australian Federal Government on the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

 

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Certificate of Thanks

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank Bill Carter, son of Joseph H. Carter, for his assistance with this home page.

 

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