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  • Photo published 5th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and  his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
18 Dec 1877
Nottingham
George was born in 1877 (registered Oct/Nov/Dec), the son of Thomas and Martha Tutin. Thomas, who was born in Nottingham, was a bricklayer. Martha was born in Gravesend, London. They had at least five children: Louis, Mary, Lizzie, George and Elsie; all the children were born in Nottingham. In 1881 Thomas and Martha were living at 14 Freeman Street, Nottingham. in the parish of St Mary, High Pavement, with their five children; Louis (18, bricklayer), Mary (14, lace dresser), Lizzie (5), George (3) and Elsie (5 months). Also in the household was a boarder, Annie Robinson (22). By 1891 Martha was living at 16 St Peter's Square, Clay Lane, Clay Cross, Derbyshire, with her three youngest children; Lizzie (16), George (13) and Elsie (10). Martha was described on the census as married but also head of household. Her husband, Thomas, was living with their married son, Louis, his wife Elizabeth and their four children (Annie, Thomas, Martha and Louis) at 27 Stafford Street, Sheffield. It appears, therefore, that George's parents were living apart. Thomas died six years later at the age of 57 in 1897 (death registered Sheffield, Oct/Nov/Dec). In 1901 the widowed Martha was living with her married daughter, Lizzie and her son-in-law, Henry Smith, on Eyre Street, Clay Cross. Also in the household was Thomas Harry Tutin (6, b. Claycross), described as Henry's stepson, Lizzie's sister, Elsie Tutin who was working as a domestic servant, and Thomas Tutin (2, b. Sheffield), described as Henry Smith's nephew. Martha Tutin died in 1918 aged 78. George has not been traced on the 1901 census but in 1911 he was living at 23 Newark Street, Nottingham, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter, Emma (2, b. 1908). They had a boarder, Louisa Rhodes (54), a widow who worked as a washer woman. At the time of George's death in 1915 the family was living in Wool Alley, Barker Gate, Nottingham.
He was a coal miner in 1891 and following this occupation when he joined the Royal Navy in 1893 (discharged 1895). He was a labourer in 1911.
25 Sep 1915
37
527830 - CWGC Website
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He was living in Nottingham
Sergeant
7th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers
It appears that George joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 23 September 1893 and engaged for 12 years on on 18 December 1894, his 18th birthday. He served in HMS Caledonia from 23 September until 27 May 1895 being advanced to Boy 1st Class on 20 November 1894. He then served in HMS Edinburgh from 28 May 1895 until 22 August 1895 when he was discharged (invalided). George's army service record has not survived but he served in France from 9 July 1915 and was killed in action less than three months later. He is buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos (grave ref. Vll C.9). He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post notices (abridged) 30 October and 5 November 1915: 'Sergeant G Tutin, KOSB, Wool Alley, Barker Gate, Nottingham, killed in action September 25th aged 37. Wife, children.' (Note: Register of Soldiers' Effects names his widow 'and child', presumably Emma b. 1908) Caption to photograph in Nottingham Evening Post: 'Sergt. G Tutin, KOSB, Wool Alley, Barker Gate, Nottingham, killed in action September 25th aged 39.'
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  • Photo published 5th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and  his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    George Tutin - Photo published 5th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918