Lieutenant John Cutcliffe


Service Army
Rank Lieutenant
Regiment:East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Date of Birth: 1887
Born Dawlish
Date of Death: 26/08/1918
Memorial: Dawlish Memorial Inscription CUTCLIFFE.J LT. EAST YORKS REGT

Service History

He was attached to the 9th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment when he was killed in action in France on 26 August 1918, aged 31.

He was a Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment, but attached to the 9th Battalion of the West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellington's) at the time of his death. The 9th Battalion was one of the New Armies and had arrived in France in 1915, was engaged for the next three years there in various battles until the Armistice.

Albert was captured on 22 August 1918. The continuing attacks on the Somme were widened on the south, by the French Tenth Army starting the Second Battle of Noyon on 17 August, capturing the town of Noyon on 29 August. On 26 August, to the north of the initial attack, the First Army widened the attack by another 7 miles with the Second Battle of Arras of 1918. Bapaume fell on 29 August. (ex- Wikipedia)

Association with Dawlish

John Cutcliffe was the third son of George John and Eliza Caroline Cutcliffe. His father was a dental surgeon and a pharmacist and they lived at 84 The Strand in 1891.
John was born in Dawlish in the second quarter of 1887. A full history is shown in Documents, below.

Devon Roll of Honour
Additional Information Commonwealth War Graves Site


Next of Kin: Eliza Caroline Cutcliffe, mother
Last Known Address: 7 The Strand, Dawlish