Herbert Fred Carter

Edited by : Person6 Wales at War / Cymru yn y Rhyfel 27/05/2016

Place Of Birth: Paulton, Somerset

Date of Death: 8/10/1918

Gender: Male

Where buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy

  • Date of birth - N/A

    Where? - Paulton, Somerset

  • Date Enlisted - N/A

    Where? - Abertillery, Monmouthshire

    Age - N/A

    As - Unknown

  • Ranks

  • Rank Date - N/A

    Rank - As Private

    Service - British Army

    As - Royal Welsh Fusiliers

    Service number - 93551

  • Awarded medal

  • Award date - N/A

    Was awarded - Type : British War Medal

  • Award date - N/A

    Was awarded - Type : Victory Medal

  • Date of Death - 8/10/1918

    Where? - N/A


  • Father - William Probert Carter
  • Mother - Mercy Maggs
  • Brother - William Carter
  • Brother - David Carter
  • Brother - Vincent Carter
  • Brother - Oliver Carter
  • Brother - Albert Carter
  • Brother - Charles Carter
  • Brother - Edward Carter
  • Brother - Tom Carter


  • The Batch, Paulton, Bristol

Language(s) spoken

  • English

Additional Information

The 1901 census shows Herbert Fred Carter to be one of seven boys born to William Probert Carter and Mercy Carter (nee Maggs). The boys were William (13), David (12), Vincent (10), Herbert (7), Oliver, (5), Albert (3) and Charles (1). They were living in Paulton in North Somerset at the time. William was working at a coal hewer and their eldest son, also William, was working at the colliery as a carter (underground) at the age of 13. By 1911 William and Mercy were living in The Batch, Paulton, Bristol and had added a further two sons, Edward and Tom to their family. Four of their sons were still living with them (including Herbert) were also employed in the coal mines. When the Carters lost Herbert in October 1918 they suffered their second tragedy of the war, they had previously lost Herbert’s older brother Vincent in May 1915 Herbert moved to Newbridge at some time after the 1911 Census to work in the Celynen collieries, he is commemorated on both the Newbridge memorial and the Celynen Collieries Roll of Honour.

Occupation prior to the war

  • Collier

CWGC Reference

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