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  • Photograph was published on 18th May 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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John Thomas Cutts was born in 1879 in Basford and was the son of Alice Cutts who married Eli Shilton in 1888 and became Alice Shilton of 104 George Street Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire. John Thomas was married to his wife Florence Neal at the parish church in Hucknall on 25th May 1901, they went on to have 2 sons , John William born 24th April 1902 and Walter born 23rd August 1903 both were born in Bolsover. His wife Florence died on 1st November 1911 aged 28 yrs at Langwith. Following the death of his wife, his sister Emily Knight of 17 Portland Road, Langwith became his sons legal guardian
He was a coal miner
28 Apr 1916
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65059 - CWGC Website
156061
Sapper
182nd Tunnelling Coy Royal Engineers
Sapper John Thomas Cutts, enlisted on 29th August 1914 in Shirebrook, he was 32 yrs and 150 days old, he was a coal miner and a widow with two young children, he was posted to the 3rd battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He embarked and landed in France on 12th May 1915. He was transferred to the 182 nd Tunnelling Company of the Royal Engineers on 24th February 1916. He was killed in action on 28th April 1916 and is buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St. Eloi grave reference I G 17.
His two sons, John William Cutts enlisted into the Sherwood Foresters and served in Alexandria, Egypt his other son Walter served in Ireland The UK Army Register of soldiers effects shows his children as John and Walter as his next of kin , their guardian being Emily Knight An article published on 18th May 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch reads :- A former comrade from Mansfield visited his family shortly afterwards and described how he had been killed by a sniper's bullet, which, “passed from right to left of his forehead. Immediately before the accident the officer warned the men to be alert as snipers were all around them. No sooner had the words been uttered than Cutts fell to the ground and the officer also fell, but his death was due to shrapnel, which blew part of his head away. “Cutts was a Hucknall man and worked at Hucknall No. 2 pit and Newstead, though latterly he had been employed at Langwith, from which place he enlisted. His wife had died, and his two children were left with Mrs. Knight, his sister, whose husband, George Henry Knight, had joined the colours and is now in India.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War H ucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published on 18th May 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John Thomas Cutts - Photograph was published on 18th May 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918