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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Willenhall, Staffordshire
Parents: William and Elizabeth Rutter of 104 Westfield Lane, Mansfield.
Insurance Agent for British Widow's Insurance.
01 Jul 1916
26
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3121
56 Westfield Lane, Mansfield.
Private
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Had been in the army from10/10/1910 to 11/08/12 and was recalled to the colours on 27/07/1914. Killed on the first day of the Somme.
Had suffered shell shock in July 1915 and returned to the front in April 1916. Items Returned: diary, badge, purse, flask, autograph book, French book, pouch, metal mirror in case, comb, metal watch and chain, cigarette papers, 3 boot laces, safety pins, buttons, trench powder, ointment, spoon, hairbrush, sealing wax, periscope, toothpaste and small leather-case with letters.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Laurence Henry Rutter - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France Courtesy of Murray Biddle