Albert Edger Carter was born in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire,
on 13th November 1897 the son of Charles Carter (B 1866 in Kings
Walden, Herts) a Gardener and Clara Carter (nee Almond) (B 1866 in Luton, Beds)
of Garden House, Stagenhoe Park, Welwyn, Herts.
One of five children.
1901 Census records Albert aged 3 living with his parents,
brothers Harold 10, Maurice 9 and sister Ella 6, in Breachwood Green, Herts.
He was educated at Kings Walden County Council school, from
April 1902 – November 1911. Leaving school at the age of 14 years.
1911 Census records Albert aged 13, at school, living with
his brother Harold 20 and sister Ida 8, in Breachwood Green, Herts.
At the time of enlistment, he
was working as a Journeyman Gardener and living in Welwyn, Herts.