Vincent Carter

Edited by : Person5 Wales at War / Cymru yn y Rhyfel 27/05/2016

Place Of Birth: Paulton, Somerset

Date of Death: 3/5/1915

Gender: Male

Where buried: Not known. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial.

  • Date of birth - N/A

    Where? - Paulton, Somerset

  • Date Enlisted - N/A

    Where? - Taunton

    Age - N/A

    As - Unknown

  • Ranks

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    Rank - As Private

    Service - British Army

    As - Somerset Light Infantry

    Service number - 9808

  • Awarded medal

  • Award date - N/A

    Was awarded - Type : 1914-15 Star

  • Award date - N/A

    Was awarded - Type : British War Medal

  • Award date - N/A

    Was awarded - Type : Victory Medal

  • Date of Death - 3/5/1915

    Where? - N/A


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


  • Alex Terrace, Paulton

Language(s) spoken

  • English

Additional Information

he 1901 census shows Vincent Carter to be one of seven boys born to William Probert Carter and Mercy Carter (nee Maggs). They were living in Paulton in North Somerset at the time.The boys were William (13), David (12), Vincent (10), Herbert (7), Oliver, (5), Albert (3) and Charles (1). 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. They were living in Paulton in North Somerset at the time. 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 who were still living with them were also employed in the coal mines. By this time Vincent had moved from the family home and was living as a boarder with this eldest brother William and his brother’s wife Jane in Alex Terrace, Paulton. It is difficult to know for sure but we must assume that Victor moved to Newbridge at some time after the 1911 Census to work in the Celynen collieries as he commemorated on both the Newbridge memorial and the Celynen Collieries Roll of Honour. Vincent was the first of two losses suffered by the Carters – his death was to be followed by that of Herbert who died on 8th October 1918. Listed as a Private on CWGC and Soldiers Died in the Great War but medal card suggests that the held the the ranks of Lance Corporal and then Corporal.

Occupation prior to the war

  • Collier

CWGC Reference

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