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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
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18 Dec 1877
Nottingham
George was the son of Thomas and Martha Tutin nee Wilkinson. His father was born in Nottingham and his mother in Gravesend, London. They were married in 1859 (A/M/J Nottingham) and had at least five children: Louis b. 1862 (A/M/J Nottingham), Mary Ann b. 1866 (O/N/D Nottingham), Elizabeth (Lizzie) b. 1875 J/A/S Nottingham), George b. 18 December 1877 (O/N/D Nottingham) and Elsie b. 1880 O/N/D Nottingham); 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 nee White (m. 26 November 1881 Nottingham St Paul) 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 yet been traced on the 1901 census In 1911 George (33), a general labourer, was living at 23 Newark Street, Nottingham, with his wife (sic), Elizabeth (36) whose occupation was given as housekeeper, and their daughter, Emma (2, b. 1908 O/N/D Nottingham). Also in the household on the night of the census was a boarder, Louisa Rhodes (54), a widow who worked as a washer woman. Although the census 1911 records that George and Elizabeth had been married for six years and had had one child, no registration of a marriage c.1905 has yet been found. However, there is a record of the marriage of a George Tutin to an Elizabeth Burton in 1914 (J/A/S Nottingham). There is also a record on the WW1 Pension Ledger of an older child, Ruth Burton (b. 28 March 1902, A/M/J Nottingham) who in 1911 was an inmate at a training institution, the Workhouse School, on Hartley Road, Nottingham. At the time of George's death in 1915 the family was living in Wool Alley, Barker Gate, Nottingham. George's daughter, Emma, has not been traced after 1911 although the 'In memoriam' notice placed by his widow in 1917 includes 'children'. Ruth Burton married George Bramhall (b. 23 August 1901) and in 1939 they were living at Carey Cottages, Hawthorn Street, Meadows, with their daugther Elizabeth A. (b. 9 September 1924) and her mother Elizabeth Tutin (b. 12 August 1874). George's widow, Elizabeth Amelia, died on 8 January 1943. The probate record gave her address as 6 Carey Cottages, Hawthorn Street, Meadows. Administration was awarded to her daughter Ruth. Ruth died on 25 November 1993; the address on the probate record was 49 Eugene Gardens, Meadows.
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 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.
Caption to photograph published 5 November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post: ‘Sergt. G Tuin, KOSBN, Wool Alley, Barker Gate, Nottm., killed in action Sept. 25th, aged 39’ Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged) 30 October 1915: 'Sergeant G Tutin, KOSB, Wool Alley, Barker Gate, Nottingham, killed in action September 25th aged 37. Wife, children.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 25 September 1916: ‘Tutin. In loving memory of Sergt. George Tutin, killed in action at Loos, September 25th, 1915. One long sad year has passed away, since one we loved was called away. Sadly missed and silently mourned. From loving wife and children.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 25 September 1917: ‘Tutin. In loving memory of Sergt. George Tutin, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, killed in action at Loos, September 25th, 1915. Your memory is as dear to-day, as the morning you nobly went away. We miss you most, dear, who loved you best.. From loving wife and children.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Note: The Register of Soldiers' Effects names his widow 'and child' (presumably Emma). Pension Ledgers: George Tutin - dependants, widow Elizabeth Amelia Tutin, children Ruth Burton and Emma Tutin Burton.
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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