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1914 - 1918 / Re: Sgt. W.B.Davies
« Last post by kingo on Today at 02:15:33 PM »
From the Manchester Evening News (Not very good quality, I'm Afraid)
1914 - 1918 / Re: Sgt. W.B.Davies
« Last post by Jill Moss on Today at 09:26:25 AM »
Hi. I have only just found this forum and wanted to say a little more.
Will Davies was my great Uncle. I have many of the letters he wrote to my great grandparents and grandmother ( his sister) during his time in France. They are very moving, but practical. Thanks for the flea powder is one. The letters include one from the padre to Will's parents urging them to come to see him. They were put up in the Matrons quarters.
I will be visiting Etaples next week, to pay my respects.
1914 - 1918 / Re: Manchester Hill : 16th Manchesters' Redoubt
« Last post by PhilipG on October 19, 2017, 03:16:30 PM »
In connection with the above and after reference to the Manchester Hill Map C (G.Faulkner & Sons, Manchester), it would appear that I am referring to No. 8 Post of the 21st March 1918. PhilipG.
1939 - 1945 / Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Last post by charlie on October 18, 2017, 08:05:59 PM »
He is remembered on the Roll of Honour of St Peter‘s Abbeydale, Sheffield.

He had a pre war interest in radio

A link to the Monthly Army List for January 1940

I can‘t find any mention of him in the London Gazette.

1939 - 1945 / Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Last post by timberman on October 18, 2017, 04:37:29 PM »
At 16.30 hours on the 29th the Battalion was ordered to stand and fight
after being assembled on the Bergues Canal and defend it. This Canal runs through

At this time Albert was not with the Battalion but attached to the
Royal Army Ordnance Corps this would account for him being buried
in the MIDDELKERKE COMMUNAL CEMETERY (he is the only Manchester
buried in the cemetery) that is 45km from where the Battalion was on
the 29th.

Hope this helps, others may be able to give you more information.

1939 - 1945 / Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Last post by timberman on October 18, 2017, 03:40:51 PM »
Hi Twincam

 Welcome to the forum.

 Did he have an uncle called Charles?

 For other people looking to help, his full name is
 Albert Geoffrey Cutts.

 From the CWGC site

Service Number 72119
Died 29/05/1940
Aged 26
2nd Bn.
Manchester Regiment
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Son of Frederick and Evelyn May Cutts; husband of Sydney Susanne Cutts, of Norwich. B.Sc., A.M.I.E.T.


History Information
The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany. The Commonwealth plot in Middelkerke Communal Cemetery contains 53 burials of the Second World War, ten of them unidentified, and two Polish war graves.

The picture is the record of probate.
Click on it to make it bigger.

1939 - 1945 / Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Last post by Twincam on October 18, 2017, 05:18:04 AM »
Unfortunately I don't know which Company he was with, he was listed as RAOC/2nd Manchester on his headstone. His batman survived him and we had contact with him until his death years ago.
1939 - 1945 / Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Last post by Dave1212 on October 18, 2017, 03:43:02 AM »
Do you know which company your Grandfather served with? Good luck with your quest.
1939 - 1945 / Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Last post by Twincam on October 17, 2017, 10:16:24 PM »
Wondering if anyone has info on my Grandfather A G Cutts who was killed at Dunkirk 29/5/40 and now buried at Middlekirque.
Photos exist of him in the trenches, according to legend he was known as one of the Four Muskateers who played music to keep all amused.
Any info would be appreciated Thanks
1914 - 1918 / Re: Thomas Willmot Owen, 11th Battallion, No 9486
« Last post by ajs on October 17, 2017, 06:01:52 PM »
Thank you Charlie, I will certainly try that.

Thanks also PhilipG and Timberman, we do intend trying to find the grave of Septimus Hunt (incidentally we have a photograph of him playing on a cart outside our house with other village children when he was a very young boy and our house was a barn) and I was certainly interested to read about John Condon, I had heard of him before, we will certainly visit whilst there.
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