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Private  Walter CUTTING, G/18089, 2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 28th October 1918.

26th August 1896, born Timworth, Suffolk, son of Mrs. Annie Eliza Grimwood, of Livermere Road, Timworth, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

1900 March Quarter, Thingoe, Suffolk Registration District Annie Eliza Cutting married David James Grimwood.


1911 Census - Livermere Road Cottages, Timworth, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk - David James Grimwood, head, age 36, married, farm labourer, born Livermere, Suffolk; Annie Eliza Grimwood, wife, age 37, married 11 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Timworth, Suffolk; Walter Cutting, son, age 14, farm labourer, born Timworth, Suffolk; Alfred Grimwood, son, age 10, school, born Timworth, Suffolk; Charles Grimwood, son, age 8, school, born Timworth, Suffolk; Arthur Cutting, brother in law, age 31, single, horseman for road repairer, born Timworth, Suffolk.


Enlisted Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, age 19 years & 3 months, height 5ft 8½ inches, weight 10st 9lbs. Resided Timworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Home 22nd November 1915 to 26th August 1916; BEF 27th August 1916 to 4th October 1916; Home 5th October 1916 to 7th February 1917; Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 8th February 1917 to 28th October 1918.

22nd November 1915, enlisted & posted 3/1 Battalion, Suffolk Yeomanry, Service No.2344; 27th August 1916, posted BEF & 1/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment; 27th August 1916, Folkestone embarked; 27th August 1916, disembarked Boulogne; 28th August 1916, No 15 Infantry Base Depot; 7th September 1916, transferred to Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th September 1916, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th September 1916, wounded; 3rd October 1916, to England ex Boulogne 2nd Australian General Hospital, gun shot wound right scalp, to England, Hospital Ship, St Patrick"; 5th October 1916 to 24th November 1916, Western General Hospital, Manchester, shrapnel wound head; 4th December 1916, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th February 1917, posted 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th February 1917, Devonport, embarked; 23rd May 1917, Busra, disembarked; 1st June 1917, joined Battalion in the Field; 24th July 1917, admitted 30 Field Ambulance, effects of heat; 11th August 1917, Baghdad, discharged  & proceeded to Amara for duty on PS 21; 19th August 1917, Amara, No.2. British General Hospital, admitted, not yet diagnosed; 18th September 1917, Busra, No.3. British General Hospital, admitted on transfer from No.2. British General Hospital, colitis; 19th August 1917, Amara, joined for duty; 17th October 1917, Busra, No.3. British General Hospital, dysentery, transferred sick to India, Hospital Ship "Ellora" for sea voyage; 4th November 1917, Busra, No.3. British General Hospital, admitted from Hospital Ship, "Vasela" on return, discharged to No.1.BBD; 28th November 1917, Amara, joined Depot; 12th March 1918, present with Unit.

12th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, David Grimwood, but at the birth of soldier unmarried, Timworth, Bury St Edmunds; Mother, Annie Eliza Grimwood, Timworth, Bury St Edmunds; Half Brothers - Alfred Grimwood, age 19, Timworth, Burt St Edmunds; Charles Grimwood, age 17, Timworth, Burt St Edmunds;

Buried at  Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, XVIII. F. 1/29.,  Iraq.


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