Christopher Carter was born at Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Scotland on the 15th April 1887.
 
He was the son of Robert Carter and Elizabeth Mary Fraser (nee Pearson) who were married at Aysgarth, Yorkshire in 1878. His mother was born at Portsmouth and his father at Bainbridge, Yorkshire.
 
At the time of the 1911 census the Carter family were living at 258 Knowsley Road, Bootle and this was still the family home in th 1920s