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Private Walter George CUTTING, G/18141, 7th  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France,  26th October 1916, age 33. 

Born Helmingham, Suffolk, son of  George Edmund & Katherine Cutting, of Moat Grove Farm, Pettaugh, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


1911 Census - The Moat Grove, Pettaugh, Stowmarket, Suffolk - George Edmund Cutting, head, age 54, married, farmer, born Pettaugh, Suffolk; Katherine Cutting, wife, age 52, married 30 years, 4 children, all still alive, born Charsfield, Suffolk; Walter George Cutting, son, age 27, single, farmers son working on farm, born Helmingham, Suffolk; Annie Katherine Cutting, daughter, age 26, single, farmers daughter, dairy work, born Pettaugh, Suffolk; Annie Alexander, servant, age 15, general servant domestic, born Stonham, Suffolk.


Enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk, age 32 years & 6 months, height 5ft 5¾ inches, weight 134lbs, wears dentures, upper & lower plates, 3 vaccination marks on left arm. Resided Moat Farm, Pettaugh, Stowmarket, Suffolk. Formerly farmer.

Home 30th November 1915 to 26th August 1916; BEF 27th August 1916 to 26th October 1916.

30th November 1915, enlisted: 1st December 1915, to Army Reserve; 26th May 1916, mobilized; 27th May 1916, posted 3/1 Suffolk Yeomanry, Service No.2658; 27th August 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 27th August 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 28th August 1916, 15 Infantry Base Depot, posted 1/4th Suffolk Regiment; 7th September 1916, transferred to 4th Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment.

15th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, George Edmund Cutting, Pettaugh, Stowmarket, Suffolk; Mother, Katherine Cuttting, Pettaugh, Stowmarket, Suffolk; Brothers - Ernest Edwin Cutting, age 37, Pettaugh, Stowmarket, Suffolk; Gerald Brook Cutting, age 23, 29 St Matthews Street, Ipswich; Sister - Annie Catherine Scott, age 35, Helmingham, Suffolk.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, Somme, France.


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