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  • Courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
Person Details
17 Nov 1894
Beeston Nottingham
Guy Luntley was the son of George and Elizabeth Fanny Clara Olivia Tutin nee Luntley. His father George, a solicitor, was born in Beeston on 25 March 1865 and his mother Elizabeth was born on 28 June 1868 (J/A/S Basford) also in Beeston. Elizabeth was the daughter of James Luntley, a portrait painter, and his wife Elizabeth, and sister of Florence, Walter, Edwin, James, John, Annie, Kate and Dora. George and Elizabeth were married in 1892 at the General Baptist Chapel, Beeston. They had five children who were all born in Beeston: Guy Luntley b. 1894 (O/N/D Shardlow Derbyshire), Norah b. 10 August 1896 (J/A/S Basford), Margaret b. 16 April 1898 (A/M/J Basford), Barbara Elizabeth b. 24 August 1901 (O/N/D Basford) and Neville Roberts b. 7 February 1914 (J/F/M Basford). In 1901 George (36) a solicitor, and Elizabeth (32) were living at 'The Pines', Broadgate, Beeston, with their three children, Guy (6), Norah (4) and Margaret (2). George employed a governess, a cook and a housemaid. By 1911 the family was living at Devon Lodge, Elm Avenue, Beeston. Only Elizabeth (42) and her daughters Margaret (12) and Barbara (9) were at home on the night of the census along with a governess and a servant. Guy (16) was at school in Sedbergh and Norah (14) was at 11 Dennington Park Road, West Hampstead, London, where she was one of three boarders/scholars in the houshold of her aunt, Lizzie Tutin (40 b. Nottingham), who was headmistress of a private school. The youngest child, Neville was born three years later in 1914. In 1939, at the time the England & Wales Register was compiled, George (solicitor) and Elizabeth (incapacitated) were living at The Hall, East Leake, Nottinghamshire, with their unmarried daughters Margaret (unpaid domestic duties) and Barbara (solicitor). Also in the household was Mary R Milliner (b. 17 May 1914) a schoolmistress. Elizabeth died aged 76 on 26 November 1944 at The Hall and George at the age of 85 on 8 October 1950, also at The Hall. Both were buried in St Mary's churchyard, East Leake. Of Guy's siblings: Norah married Geoffrey Morris Porritt on 25 June 1924 at St Mary's Church, East Leake (A/M/J Loughborough). They may have had two daughters, Barbara E. (b. 1925 A/M/J Loughborough-Tutin) and Margaret H. (b. 1928 J/F/M Loughborough-Tutin) although neither child has been traced in 1939. In 1939 Norah and Geoffrey were living at Ruschliffe Lodge (probably in East Leake); Geoffrey's occupation was given as 'private means'. Norah died in 1982 (A/M/J Rushcliffe). Margaret did not marry and was living with her parents and sister Barbara at The Hall, East Leake, in 1939. At the time of her death in 24 February 1977 (J/F/M Rushcliffe) she was living at Twentylands, East Leake; the same address as her sister Barbara who had died in 1961. Barbara, who qualified as a solicitor, did not marry and in 1939 was living with her parents and sister Margaret at The Hall, East Leake. She died on 20 August 1961 (J/A/S Basford) aged 59. The probate record gives her address as Twentylands, East Leake; the same address as her sister Margaret when she died in 1977. Neville Roberts was a solicitor. He died on 24 March 1982 (J/F/M Rushcliffe); the probate record gives his address as The Hawthorns, Browns Lane, East Bridgford.
He was educated at Dunchurch Hall School, Rugby, and Sedbergh School, Cumbria. He was articled to his father on 11 September 1913.
27 Jan 1919
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2750027 - CWGC Website
Lieutenant
3rd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was gazetted to the 3rd Bn. Sherwood Foresters in August 1914 and posted to the 1st Sherwood Foresters in France in May 1915 (see letter below). For details of Guy's service with the Sherwood Foresters, see transcript of Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour in 'extra information'. Guy died in Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, Kent, on 27 January 1919 from meningitis possibly a complication of influenza (Tutin's Army Service Record TNA WO339/44411) although the Nottinghamshire Law Society Roll of Honour cites gas as a factor in Tutin's demise. He was buried in East Leake (St Mary) churchyard.
George Tutin's sister, Mary Tutin, a sculptor, married the sculptor Ernest Gillick (1874-1951) who designed the East Leake memorial on Brookside. Both Mary and Ernest attended Nottingham School of Art. Guy is also commemorated on the Sedburgh School memorial (WMR457 Sedburch School Cloisters). Inscription on top of tomb: 'Guy Luntley Tutin. Etat XXIV. Pro Patria' and along the side 'MCMVIII-MCMXIII' Article published 21st October 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WOUNDED. “LIEUT. G. L. TUTIN. “Lieut. Guy L. Tutin, 3rd Sherwood Foresters, now attached to the 1st Sherwoods, who was wounded in France on 14th inst., [October 1915] is the elder son of Mr. George Tutin, of Beeston and Nottingham, solicitor, to whom he was articled at the outbreak of war. Lieut. Tutin was gazetted to the 3rd Sherwood Foresters on the 15th of August, 1914, and is 20 years of age. News has been received that he is in hospital in France, and is progressing favourably.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, 28 January 1919: ‘Roll of Honour …Died. Lieut. Guy Luntley Tutin, 3rd Sherwood Foresters, the elder son of Mr and Mrs Geo. Tutin of East Leake, late of Beeston, died on the 27th inst. at the Brooke War Hospital, Woolwich. The deceased was 24 years of age, and received his commission in August 1914 after a period in the Officers’ Training Reserve. Wounded in 1915 he returned to France early in 1917, but came home about June of that year suffering from shell shock. Proceeding to the front in April oflast year, he contracted a bronchial affection, recovering from which , he was sent out to ojoin the army of occupation in December. The cause of death was meningitis. Educated at Sedbergh, deceased studied the law and entered his father’s officer in 1913.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Transcript of letter from Guy Tutin to Mr Laws, 15 June 1918. ‘In the Field. Dear Mr Laws, It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you of the death in action of your son Lieutenant Laws of the 1st bn. The Sherwood Foresters at Gernicourt on May 27th. The Battalion was going up into action on the first day of the German attack and came under a very heavy barrage of shell fire. It may be of some little consolation to you to know that your son was killed instantaneously by a shell splinter and suffered no pain at all. In most cases the Colonel himself would have written expressing their sympathy but our Colonel also was killed and all the Company Commanders are casualties, so I as his pal have to give you this information with the deepest regret. Expressing my deepest sympathy once again. I remain, Yours sincerely, (Sd) Guy L Tutin, Lieut. 1st Bn. The Sherwood Foresters Transcript, Nottinghamshire Law Society Roll of Honour: 'Guy Luntley Tutin. Son of George Tutin. Solicitor Nottingham born 1th November 1894 educated at Sedburgh, articled to his father on the 11th day of September 1913, gazetted to the 3rd Sherwood Foresters (Special Reserve) August 1914, posted to 1st Sherwood Foresters in France May 1915, wounded near Neuve Chappelle October 1915 and upon leaving hospital was on ‘light service’ as Signalling Officer to the 3rd Battalion at Sunderland. Returned to France in February 1917 and was engaged in the Somme fighting with the 1st Sherwoods and recommended for ‘Devotion to duty, gallantry and fine leader of his men’ and his name was entered on the Battalion Roll of Honour. He was wounded and gassed in May 1917 and returned to hospital, returned to France in April 1918 and came in for the May-June operations on the Aisne with the 1st Sherwoods on whose Roll of Honour his name was again entered, was badly gassed and returned to hospital in July 1918, returning later to France for the fourth time, and serving with the 2/4th Royal Berks. In December 1918 he was ordered home to Brook War hospital, Woolwich, owing to effects of gas poisoning, where he died on the 27th January 1919.' Probate: Tutin Guy Luntley of The Hall East Leake Nottinghamshire lieutenant HM Army died 27 January 1919 at Brook War Hospital Woolwich Kent Administration Nottingham 1 August to George Tutin solicitor. Effects £369 15s. 9d. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 9 October 1950: ‘Tutin. On October 8th, peacefully at The hall, East Leake, George aged 85. Funeral East Leake, Tuesday 12 noon. No mourning.’ Probate: Tutin George of The Hall East Leake Nottinghamshire died 8 October 1950 Probate Nottingham 6 December to Barbara Elizabeth Tutin and Neville Roberts Tutin solicitors. Effects £21235 1s. 9d. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 27 November 1944: ‘Tutin: On the 26th November, at East Leake, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of George Tutin. Funeral East Leake, Wednesday, 12 noon’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk Probate: Tutin Barbara Elizabeth of Twentylands East Leake Nottinghamshire spinster died 20 August 1961 Probate Nottingham 12 October to Neville Roberts Tutin solicitor and Margaret Tutin spinster. Effects £12989 16s. 2d. Probate: Tutin Margaret of Twentylands East Leake Notts died 24 February 1977 Probate Nottingham 24 June £77009 Probate: Tutin Neville Roberts of The Hawthorns Browns La East Bridgford Notts died 24 March 1982 Probate Manchester 22 July £84541
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  • Courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
    Photo David Nunn - Courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
  •  Guy's grave in East Leake St Mary's churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2012)
    Guy Luntley Tutin - Guy's grave in East Leake St Mary's churchyard. Photograph Rachel Farrand (August 2012)
  • Letter written by Guy Tutin to the parents of CW (Billy) Laws following his death in May 1918.TNA WO339/44411. Billy's older brother Bernard Courtney Laws died of wounds 25/5/1915.
    Courtesy of David Nunn - Letter written by Guy Tutin to the parents of CW (Billy) Laws following his death in May 1918.TNA WO339/44411. Billy's older brother Bernard Courtney Laws died of wounds 25/5/1915.
  • From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.
    - From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.