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Offline Twincam

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Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« 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

Offline Dave1212

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Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 03:43:02 AM »
Do you know which company your Grandfather served with? Good luck with your quest.

Offline Twincam

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Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Reply #3 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

 Lieutenant CUTTS, ALBERT GEOFFREY
Service Number 72119
Died 29/05/1940
Aged 26
2nd Bn.
Manchester Regiment
attd.
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.

MIDDELKERKE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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.

Timberman

timberman

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Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Reply #4 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
Dunkirk

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.

Timberman

Offline charlie

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Re: Lt A G Cutts 2Bn Lost at Dunkirk
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 08:05:59 PM »
He is remembered on the Roll of Honour of St Peter‘s Abbeydale, Sheffield.

https://sheffieldwarmemorials.weebly.com/abbeydale.html

He had a pre war interest in radio
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-DX/Globe-Circler/1935/GC-1935-08.pdf
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-DX/Globe-Circler/1935/GC-1935-06.pdf

A link to the Monthly Army List for January 1940
http://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/104422803

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

Charlie
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