Arthur Cutmore

Name

Arthur Cutmore

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

25/06/1918
35

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
26423
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
9th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY
B. 298.
Greece

UK Memorials

Thundridge, War Memorial.

Pre War

Born in 1883 in Thundridge, Herts. Son of Thomas Cutmore an Agricultural Labourer and Eliza Cutmore. Baptised on the 9th March 1884 in Thundridge, Herts. His address is given as Wadesmill. The 1901 Census shows him aged 17 years living at home in Back Street, with his mother a widow, his occupation is given as a Farm Servant and the 1911 Census shows him married with one child living at 43 Clarence Gardens, Regents Park, London, his occupation is given as a Groom / Domestic. He Married Ellen Mary Heaver on the 22nd August 1910, at St Pancras Register Office, London. Their Address was 35 Chester Terrace, Regents Park, London. They had one child, Nellie May Cutmore (b 19th December 1910). In 1911 he was working as a Groom and they lived in a multiple occupancy house at 43 Clarence Gardens. His age given seems to be 3 years out, but he gives his place of birth as Thundridge, so this must surely be the man.

Wartime Service

He enlisted on the 10th December 1915 at St Pancras, London, into the 14th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps, as Rifleman 26621 Arthur Cutmore and was put into the Army Reserve on the 11th December 1915. He was called up on the 10th June 1916, and transferred to the 9th Battalion Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) as Private 26423 Arthur Cutmore on the 1st September 1916. He served at home from 10th June 1916 to 2nd November 1916. He Embarked at Devenport on the 3rd November 1916, Disembarked in Solonica on the 23rd December 1916. He was wounded in action on the 21st June 1918, and died of his wounds on the 25th June 1918 at the 67th Field Ambulance. His wife lost touch with him at one point - see letter in his SERVICE RECORDS, which gives more information. His wife is shown as next of kin living at 60 Clarence Gardens, but her letter comes from 35 Chester Terrace Regents Park.

Additional Information

He was initially buried at Gugunci British Military Cemetery, which was the burial site for casualties from the local Field Ambulance. After the Armistice he and other casualties from the smaller Cemeteries were all reburied at Karasouli Military Cemetery.

Acknowledgments

Maurice Charge, Stuart Osborne, Pat Bird