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Private A E Cuthbert


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Private Albert Edward CUTHBERT, L/10669, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed as on or after 22nd July 1916.

Born Norwood, Surrey, son of James & Julia Cuthbert, 11 Percy Road, South Norwood, Surrey.

30th July 1898, Holy Innocents, South Norwood, Surrey, baptism of Albert Edward Cuthbert son of James, (coachman), & Julia Sophia Cuthbert, 375 Holmesdale Road.


1911 Census - 11 Percy Road, South Norwood, Surrey - James Cuthbert, head, age 47, married, jobbing gardener, own account, born Easton Suffolk; Julia Cuthbert, wife, age 46, married 26 years, 8 children, 7 still alive, born Saling, Essex; Harry Cuthbert, son, age 25, married under 1 year, machinist building, born South Norwood, Surrey; Ethel Cuthbert, daughter, age 22, single, mothers help, domestic, born South Norwood, Surrey; Daisy Cuthbert, daughter, age 20, single, cook, domestic, born South Norwood, Surrey; Arthur Cuthbert, son, age 16, single, apprentice carpenter, born South Norwood, Surrey; Albert Cuthbert, son, age 14, paper boy, Smiths Booksellers, born South Norwood, Surrey; Jack Cuthbert, son, age 11, school, born South Norwood, Surrey; Harry Taylor, nephew, age 25, single, carpenter, born Saffron Walden, Essex.


Enlisted Woolwich, age 18 years & 220 days, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 120lbs, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Formerly cellarman.

Home 8th February 1915 to 28th April 1915; BEF 29th April 1915 to 22nd July 1916.

8th February 1915, enlisted; 9th February 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 13th February 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th April 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th February 1916, deprived of 21 days pay; 22nd July 1916, posted missing.

Buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, IX. H. 7., Longueval, Somme, France.       


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