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Private Reginald Osbourne SUTER, G/2274, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 18th February 1917, age 22.

9th October 1894, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent, son of Egbert Charles and Gertrude Lydia Suter,  1, Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

30th December 1894, Tortington, Sussex, baptism of Reginald Osbourne Suter, son of Egbert Charles, (railway guard) and Gertrude Suter, Tunbridge Wells.


1911 Census - 1, Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. - Egbert Suter, head, age 46, married, Railway Guard, London Brighton & South Coast Railway, worker, born Tortington, Sussex; Gertrude Suter, wife, age 40, married 20 years, 8 children, all still alive, born Folkestone, Kent; Dorothy Suter, daughter, age 17, single, day domestic, kitchen maid, worker, born Frant, Sussex; Reginald Suter, son, age 16, single, under gardener, domestic, worker, born Frant, Sussex; Elsie Suter, daughter, age 15, single, born Frant, Sussex; #George Suter, son, age 13, born Frant, Sussex; May Suter, daughter, age 12, born Frant, Sussex; Marjorie Suter, daughter, age 10, born Frant, Sussex; Nora Suter, daughter, age 7, born Frant, Sussex; Kenneth Suter, son, age 7 months, born Frant, Sussex.


8th August 1912, appointed, Reginald O Suter, cleaner, Tubridge Wells, at 2/2 a week.

Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 19 years & 334 days, height 5ft 8¼ inches. Formerly fireman.

Home 10th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF 26th July 1915 to 18th February 1917.

10th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1915, posted BEF; 26th July 1915, embarked.

14th July 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Egbert Charles Suter, 1, Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Mother, Gertrude Suter,  1, Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Brother - Kenneth Suter, age 8, Gertrude Lydia Suter, of 1, Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Sisters - Dorothy Suter, age 26, 95 Tideswell Road, Eastbourne; Elsie Suter, age 23, 1, Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; May Suter, age 20, 1, Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Marjorie Suter, age 18, 1, Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Nora Suter, age 15, 1, Warwick Cottages, Benhall Mill Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial,  Pier & Face 11C, France /Tunbridge Wells War Memorial /  St Marks Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

NOTE: Soldiers Died in the Great War gives date of death as 18th February 1917; CWGC web site show it as 20th February 1917.


#Pte George Eric Suter, 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, Service No.21792 died of bronchitis & pneumonia, 30th October 1918, Lahore, India.

Buried in Lahore, Bengal, India.

Commemorated / Karachi 1914-1918War Memorial, Karachi, Sindh, now Pakistan / Tunbridge Wells War Memorial / St Marks Tunbridge Wells, Kent.


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