Private Herbert Fred Carter

Unit/Regiment Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Battalion 17th Service Number 93551
Theatre of War first served in   Date of entry therein  
Age at Death 26 Date of Death 08/10/1918
Burial/Memorial Reference Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy Plot VI. Row D. Grave 1.
CWGC Family Details Son of Mr. W. Carter, of 1, The Batch, Paulton, Bristol.
Family & Census Details 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
SDGW – Where Born Poulton, Somerset
Enlisted Abertillery, Mon. Resided Newbridge, Mon.
How Died Killed in action Theatre of War Western European Theatre
Medal Entitlement Henry Charles Birt - Medals British War Medal

Victory Medal
Notes Commemorated on the Celynen Collieries Roll of Honour
Formerly 58252, South Wales Borderers
Images Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy - Courtesy of Margaret Dufay
Newbridge War Memorial - Civic commemoration
Celynen Collieries - Workplace commemoration
Medal Card - WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
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