Hubert Cater

Memorial: Yate - St Mary's Church Lych Gate

Regiment: Canadian Infantry

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private A/2040

Parents: John and Sabina Cater (nee Slade)

Home address: Pear Tree Cottage, Holloway Hill, Iron Acton, Bristol

Date of birth: 26/07/1895

Date of death: 22/09/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Vimy Memorial

Age: 21

Further information:

Hubert was born in Iron Acton the son of John and Sabrina Cater. John Cater was a railway signalman who was born in Warwickshire. There were 12 children in the family, Sarah, William, Martha, Ellen, Ivy, George, Ada-Mary, Harry, Sidney, Archibald, Albert (Frank) and Hubert. The three brothers, Archibald, Albert (Frank) and Hubert went to Canada prior to 1914 and they all returned to fight with the Ist Battalion of the Canadian Infantry, Western Ontario Regiment

All 3 died in the First World War. Hubert and Frank were killed on the same day, 22nd September 1916 and Archie in 1918. All are remembered on the Vimy Ridge memorial near Arras in France

All three brothers are remembered on the Yate Lych Gate Memorial and the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, which is now at Yate and District Heritage Centre, under Yate

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre, Forces War Records and CWGC