Percy Carter was born in Handsworth, Staffordshire during 1898.
The 1911 Census tells us that the family lived at 6 Market Street, Rhyl, Flintshire. The head of the family was Thomas Carter aged 53, who was employed as a Gas Fitter. His wife Jessie Carter and their two children – Percy Carter aged 13 and Ernest Lawrence Carter aged 8 years.
Percy initially enlisted during 1915, aged 18 as a Private No. 16564 with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.
On Wednesday 1 December 1915, he disembarked in Boulogne and served in France until his death in 1918.
On 3 February 1919, a payment of £26.17s3d was made by the War Office to Ernest Lawrence Carter, this being monies owed to his brother Percy. On 6 December 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity of £19.0s.0d was also made to him.
He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales and on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire.
There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Percy Carter at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, dated 13 September 1919 and signed J.T.Lewster.